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The Kauai cave amphipod Spelaeorchestia koloana is a small crustacean (related to crabs and shrimp) that inhabits cave habitats. They feed on plant material, primarily roots, and other decomposing matter found in caves. They measuring a total of around 10 millimeters in length. Spelaeorchestia koloana is native to Kauai (endemic).
Kauai cave arthropods overview
An overview of Kauai's cave spider and amphipod is provided by the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (Hawaii's Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy, 2005).
Spelaeorchestia koloana species profile from USFWS
A species profile for Spelaeorchestia koloana is provided by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, including links to information regarding the federal endangered/threatened status of this species.
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