Scientists were unable to identify the parasite living on the back of this shrimp. Parasites remain one of the most poorly described groups of animals in the world.

Scientists were unable to identify the parasite living on the back of this shrimp. Parasites remain one of the most poorly described groups of animals in the world. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater Exploration of the Marianas.

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