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#1 troporobo

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 01:36 AM

I spotted this critter early this morning at about 18-20m near Anilao.  It is pretty clearly some sort of shrimp but looks like some kind of mashup between a shrimp's legs, a cowrie's mantle, and maybe a rhinopia's camouflage.  I was trying to find a better angle but it was quite shy and after two shots it vanished into its crevice.  I couldn't come up with the right search terms to even get close on the google.  Someone please help satiate my curiosity!

 

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#2 Chris Kippax

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 01:55 AM

Saron shrimp!
Good find

#3 troporobo

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 04:03 AM

Fantastic!  Thanks a lot for the ID!



#4 trimix125

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 12:16 PM

Hi,
great shot of a Saron sp....
In the Debelius / Kuiter invertibrates Book its on Side 135 in the middle ;-))

Regards,
Wolfgang



#5 Chris Kippax

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 01:48 PM

Fantastic!  Thanks a lot for the ID!


No worries, I have seen variants in Indonesia and Australia. Always a pleasure to see

#6 errbrr

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 03:14 PM

I found one of those in Tufi, PNG and was similarly confused. It wandered through a coral head that made it very hard to get a full body shot. They are weird looking creatures. Great shot!