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#1 serge

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:54 PM

Does anyone know, how this shrimp is called? The Eyes, Bodyshape and its small arms in the front remind me a lot of Harlequin and tiger shrimp. So i think it should be somehow related with them. But i cannot find it (or anything similar) in my shrimp book. I found it here in Lembeh in 18 Meters depth in a rope with sponges. It is maybe 3mm long ... so quite small.

It moves a little bit like a tigershrimp and after shooting in went back in the sponge.

Anybody a idea? For the time being i will call it "Mandarin Shrimp" ... as the colour paters looks a little like a Mandarin Fish.


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#2 TimG

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:01 PM

Hey Serge!

I've seen these on hydroids. I think it's a Periclimenes galene. Clear body, very long arms - and a black or red "thread" running the length of the body.

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 08:03 PM

It is a relative -- Phyllognathia simplex - and it eats brittle stars. Not many people have seen it but I doubt it's rare, just small & well camouflaged. Most of the body is spotted like the sand it lives on & there's characteristic blue & yellow rings on the body. Here's another pic (3/4 down the page) http://www.kazkian.c...oon/cat7/cat16/

Are you seeing another picture than I am Tim? :- D

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:06 AM

Are you seeing another picture than I am Tim? :- D


Seems like. Or he is drunk ... Tim, if you are having beers in daytime you should invite me over :P


Thank's a lot for the quick ID Leslie.

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#5 TimG

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 12:58 AM

Sheesh! What can I say, that light can be deceiving this side of Lembeh....... :P

Well done Leslie.....

Can I go and crawl away now???

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 01:01 AM

LOL! Hey, I've just looked at this yet again - and thought there was a shrimp sitting on the stripey thing! Doh!
Guess I have been here too long.....

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

I found one in Manado.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

Nice one! Interesting movement - I can't tell if it's grooming itself or feeding off the algae.