Hyalella montezuma

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Hyalella montezuma
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Family: Hyalellidae
Genus: Hyalella
Species: H. montezuma
Binomial name
Hyalella montezuma
Cole & Watkins, 1977

Hyalella montezuma is a pelagic amphipod. It lives in Montezuma Well, an oasis in central Arizona. It is the only food of the endemic leech Motobdella montezuma.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dean W. Blinn, Ronald W. Davis & Behrooz Dehdashti. "Specialized open water feeding by the leech, Erpodbella montezuma (Hirudinea)". Northern Arizona University. Retrieved April 19, 2010.