From Natural History of Southeast Alaska
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus). It is distinguished from Gray and Bowhead Whale Amphipod (Cyamus ceti) and Little Gray Whale lice (Cyamus kessleri) by its branched gills which look like tiny looped noodles attached to the ventral side. Also, C. kessleri is more likely to be found near the anal and vaginal slits when living on gray whales, and less likely to be found on the head of flippers areas.
Look closely: people tend to think that this animal's rear end is in fact its head.
- WoRMS Page for Cyamus scammoni
- Search Arctos Database for Cyamus scammoni (Southeast only)
- Search Arctos Database for Cyamus scammoni (entire database)
- Encyclopedia of Life search for Cyamus scammoni
- iNaturalist Observations for Cyamus scammoni in Southeast Alaska
- Lamb Hanby 2005
- Hurley Mohr 1956
- Kozloff 1996
- Carlton 2007
- Morris 1980
- Leung 1967
- Martin Heyning 1999