An undated handout photo taken through a microscope lens by Ko Tomikawa, Associate Professor of Hiroshima University, shows a Podocerus jinbe, a newly discovered shrimp-like creature that Japanese researchers found living in the mouth of a whale shark. A whale shark's mouth might not seem like the most hospitable environment for a home, but Japanese researchers have found there's no place like it for a newly-discovered shrimp-like creature. The tiny inhabitants dubbed Podocerus jinbe are a variety of gammaridea, a species known for their hardy ability to live in environments ranging from high mountains to the deep sea
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Podocerus jinbe, a newly discovered shrimp-like creature that Japanese researchers found living in the mouth of a whale shark, pictured through a microscope lens. AFP 

New species of crustacean found living in whale shark mouth