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#1 jugglematt

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Posted 01 November 2003 - 04:56 PM

hi ho
bit of a curve ball here :huh:
any idents on this little guy .
fresh water buy the way.
taken in country n.s.w australia
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Posted 01 November 2003 - 05:01 PM

another shot

#3 Art

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Posted 02 November 2003 - 05:39 PM

Hey !

Matty, your shrimp is Macrobrachium sp., a fresh-water palaemonid shrimp, the most common and wide-spread species in NSW is Macrobrachium australiense, and it looks much like it (I have an unpublished key to the Macrobrachium species of OZ by John Short), I would need to see the claws and the rostrum in lateral view to confirm it as M. australiense

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Art