Science: Presidential Crustacean

Franklin D. Roosevelt, for whom innumerable children have been named, now has a small sea animal namesake: an amphipod crustacean, related to the shrimp, lobster and crab, which inhabits Magdalena Bay on the coast of Lower California, and which was discovered there by a Smithsonian scientist in 1938. The name is much longer than the quarter-inch crustacean itself: Neomeganphopus roosevelti.


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