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District of Columbia Official Amphipod

Several states have adopted official crustaceans. However, the District of Columbia adopted a horse of another color when it designated the Hay’s Spring amphipod (Stygobromus hayi) its official amphipod.

Amphipods are crustaceans, but they are far smaller than lobsters, crabs, shrimp, and crayfish. You can learn more about this tiny symbol here.

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