Cerapus tubularis

Cerapus 5 Big

Cerapus tubularis (gammarid amphipod)

  Collected: June 2009, from 100 m   offshore of Assateague Island, VA 7-9m depths.
Notes: This unusual benthic amphipod constructs tubes where it lives in the sediments. However, it swims occasionally and takes its tube with it when it leaves the bottom. It occurs from Cape Cod to Florida.

Bill Johnson, Goucher College