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#1 Fireflys

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

Could anyone tell me what this little guy is ?

 

Common enough and seen plenty of them, this one was in about 6 meters off S/W Ireland.

 

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:26 PM

a gammarid amphipod



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:25 PM

Its a Skeleton Shrimp not sure of the species though. Don't know how many native species there are around Ireland but there is an

introduced one that originates from Japan, Caprella mutica.

 

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#4 Fireflys

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:23 AM

Hi Guy's,

 

gpaulay,    I'm thinking you could be right with the 'gammarid amphipod' ID, the side view looks very much like I remember too.

 

Jim,      Because of my memory of the side view I'm not convinced it's a 'Caprella mutica' however I think it's spot on for another question I had in the picture below.

 

 

Many thanks to you both,   Gary.

 

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