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#1 serge

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:37 PM

Hi folks,

One of our Guides found this shrimp and our guest took this picture

It looks like a hairy shrimp (Phycocaris simulans) ... but has no hair, a thicker body and green colour. Movement, Size and habitat are similar to the hairy shrimp.
Anyone knows what it is? Is it the same species, a variation, antoher Phycocaris or something else?


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#2 scubamarli

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:46 PM

I have sent it off to one of the shrimp doc...hopefully we will hear back. I wonder if it is a recently molted Hairy shrimp. It's incredibly cool, whatever it is. I am in Lembeh withdrawal.


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#3 serge

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:54 PM

Thank's a lot Marli ... thanks for the effort!

Unfortunately there is not much i can do about your Lembeh withdrawal ... except for saying: get a airplaneticket :)


Greets from Lembeh,

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#4 scubamarli

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 06:04 AM

O.K., the verdict from Sammy de Graves is in:

I think its Phycocaris alright, but very different from other photos I have seen of P.simulans, the only known species in the genus. Could well be a new species.

The other genus which has that pose is Parastylodactylus, but that's more slender


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#5 serge

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:00 AM

Wow, thank you, that was fast. And it sounds very cool ... i think i will get some shots from all sides then.


cheers, serge

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