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#1 adamhanlon

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 02:42 AM

Hi all,

Does anyone have any ideas about this one?

I think it is fairly common, but dont have access to my reference library right now...

Thank you!

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

Ancylomenes magnificus?
Magnificent anemone shrimp, I think

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 12:33 PM

Hi,
would say female periclimenes brevicapalis.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:31 AM

I saw a bunch of these in Lembeh but they always just referred to them as Ghost Shrimp. The more I look into this the more I think that's incorrect... the pics I took below from Lembeh makes it feel like it is: Periclimenes pedersoni and belongs to Palaemonidae family ?

 

 

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:00 AM

ID'ing shrimp can be tough, for sure.

 

But the defining characteristic of Ancylomenes magnificus is all white claw arms with purple tips that curve inward. They also have a white spot on the "hump" section of the back, but that's not unique. These characteristics are why I chose Ancylomenes magnificus for the OP. This ID also applies to the second picture posted by sinetwo, above.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:28 AM

@bmorescuba: The claws ID seems definitive..

 

Thank you all for the IDs!

 

@trimix125. The majority of images of P. brevicapalis that I can find show a series of purple rings on the claws. Does the female have different coloration?

 

@sinetwo. Your top image looks like a bubble coral shrimp (Vir philippinensis).The bottom one looks like my guy!

 

I have an image of one in a magnificent anemone:

 

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I guess that my first image shows atypical habitat?

 

I should have said that both of these images are from Lembeh.

 

Thank you everyone!

 

Adam


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