aega psora

Scientific name: Aega psora (Linnaeus, 1758)
Popular names: ?
Danish name: ?

Family: Aegida

Distribution: North Atlantic Ocean
Capture sites: Davis and Denmark Strait

Depth: (parasitic)
Max. size: ?

This crustacean lives as an ectoparasite on the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). During the catch and handling time in the net it detaches itself and is hence found alone. One characteristic of this species is its lack of antenna.