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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alicella gigantea is the largest species of amphipod ever observed, with some individuals reaching up to 340 millimetres (13 in) long. Formerly included in the family Lysianassidae, a new family, Alicellidae, was erected in 2008 for Alicella and five related genera. The species only lives at great depths; the first specimens were collected at the end of the 19th century from the Madeira Abyssal Plain, and subsequent specimens have been found in other abyssal plains of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, as well as from the Kermadec Trench in the southwest Pacific. One specimen was found in the stomach of a black-footed albatross, but is thought to have been dead before it was eatenshow more

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