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#1 Graham Abbott

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:20 PM

Here are a couple of other shrimps that I haven't been to ID. Still have managed to get a decent crustacean book! As you can see one specifically lives on Xenia and the other in Sargassum...

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Edited by Graham Abbott, 14 January 2009 - 08:21 PM.


#2 Leslie

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:49 AM

Hi Graham -- They are both species of Hippolyte. The Xenia commensal is what's typically called Hippolyte commensalis in guide books. I couldn't find the other. There are many species which are commonly found on algae & are capable of quite a bit of color change depending on the color of the algae.