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Parasitic Tapeworm inside Gorgonian Shrimp?


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#1 liquidguru

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

I found this moving parasitic tapeworm inside a Translucent Gorgonian Shrimp. Does anyone have some more info on what exactly it may be?

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#2 Leslie

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:55 AM

Hi Kaj -- Great capture (but then we've come to expect that of you!). Shrimp do get hit by a lot of different types of parasites including worms. I can't give you any specific information, only a link or two for general facts -


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Handbook of Shrimp Diseases - the National Sea Grant Library


nsgl.gso.uri.edu/tamu/tamuh95001.pdf

http://en.wikipedia..../Parasitic_worm
http://www.petshrimp...ss palaemonetes


Incidentally, you're going to get a lot of hits on your bobbit video soon. The link was posted on our polychaete community forum.

#3 liquidguru

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:07 AM

Thanks Leslie. Great info, as ever :)

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#4 AllisonFinch

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:04 AM

COOL capture that is doubly highlighted by that super creepy music. Great job!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

Keep an eye on it... sooner or later something is going to burst out from it! :)

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#6 MortenHansen

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:30 AM

Awesome capture, and another thumbs up on the choice of music, creeeepy stuff!

Edited by MortenHansen, 28 December 2012 - 01:30 AM.