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#1 Graham Abbott

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 01:51 AM

Oops forgot to add the photos...

I came across tiny shrimp on a nepthya soft coral and have still not got a decent crustacean ID book.

Can anyone help? Has anyone else seen one of these, does anyone have a better photo as mine isn't so good!

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:53 AM

Oops forgot to add the photos...

I came across tiny shrimp on a nepthya soft coral and have still not got a decent crustacean ID book.

Can anyone help? Has anyone else seen one of these, does anyone have a better photo as mine isn't so good!

Thanks


Hi Graham,

take a look here:
http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=24233
http://underwa.ter.n...p;g2_itemId=833

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 05:56 AM

Hi Graham, ive seen this shrimp in 2005, and we have a lot of photos of it. We found it in Wakatobi. I was never able to get a proper ID. I believe I asked on here, but I cant find the thread right away..

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 07:29 AM

I've not see it (in real life) before. Its cool.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 08:47 AM

My shrimp guys, Sammy & Art, have yet to see an actual specimen. One says it's a Dasycaris species, the other is a species of hippolytid. None of the images so far have shown the details they need to see to be sure.

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 10:37 PM

Yeah, that looks like the one! We'll have plenty of time to go in search of other unusual critters soon hey! I take it you've seen the other one that lives in the Xenia?
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Hi Graham, ive seen this shrimp in 2005, and we have a lot of photos of it. We found it in Wakatobi. I was never able to get a proper ID. I believe I asked on here, but I cant find the thread right away..

Here's one of the images from our wakatobi gallery:

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Posted 13 January 2009 - 11:33 PM

Yup. Sammy thinks there's likely to be a whole suite of species hiding under the name Hippolyte commensalis.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:14 PM

Leslie, Thanks for the update on this! Please see the new topic about a few other shrimps I haven't got ID's on.



Yup. Sammy thinks there's likely to be a whole suite of species hiding under the name Hippolyte commensalis.