Uncovering deep mysteries: the underwater life of an amphibious louse.

@article{Leonardi2014UncoveringDM,
  title={Uncovering deep mysteries: the underwater life of an amphibious louse.},
  author={M. Leonardi and F. Aznar and E. Crespo and C. Lazzari},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={71},
  pages={
          164-9
        }
}
Despite the incredible success of insects in colonizing almost every habitat, they remain virtually absent in one major environment--the open sea. A variety of hypotheses have been raised to explain why just a few insect species are present in the ocean, but none of them appears to be fully explanatory. Lice belonging to the family Echinophthiriidae are ectoparasites on different species of pinnipeds and river otters, i.e. they have amphibious hosts, who regularly perform long excursions into… Expand
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