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#1 liquidguru

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:00 AM

A couple of questions...

1. Any idea what this shrimp is? I haven't seen it before here (Lembeh) and can't find it in any of our books. About 1.5cm long. Apologies for the quality of the photo, it's a still from my video.

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2. We keep finding this blenny, which after some research is, I beleive, called and Tribal Blenny and is Atrosalarias Sp. (maybe, I've also seen other names for it), but does anyone have the full classification? It doesn't appear to be in the Fish ID books we have here.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

Hi Kaj,

could your shrimp be Gelastocaris paronae?

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:01 PM

Hi Kaj,

could your shrimp be Gelastocaris paronae?

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Thanks for the rely Jim,

I don't think so. the Cryptic Shrimps live on sponges, usually finger sponges and completely blend in. This one lives in a small rock, in a rubble area. Also the shape, especially the head and rostrum, look different. Our guides have not also seen this one before.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:12 AM

The blenny appears to be a colour variation of Atrosalarias fuscus. It's identified as that here and there is some discussion here.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:26 AM

The blenny appears to be a colour variation of Atrosalarias fuscus. It's identified as that here and there is some discussion here.


Thanks Nick, very useful links.. fuscus it is

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