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Hi folks! I'd be very interested in your help to identify this tiny shrimp which i met for the first time some weeks ago, in Antibes waters (South of France). To give you an idea of scale, she sits on some sort of gastropod (the yellow guy in the shell) which itself was climing a posedonia seaweed, which was around 1.5 cm, max 2 cm in width i'd say. Encounter was during a night dive, about 10 meters deep. Photographed with a Nikon D300s, some cropping but not too much. cheers Nicolas Remark: i've reduced the picture size to upload it, but you can find a bit larger file here: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1M4qvoHtyWHcXTDd_gIiStMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
This image was taken on a night dive with the intended subject being a Cook's cardinalfish (cropped out to highlight the 2-3cm fish of interest here). I only now, two years later, spotted this pale goby-like fish but was puzzled by its wedge-shaped head. I have only seen that in jawfish but according to my book (Lieske & Meyers) there is only one jawfish in the Red Sea, the blotched jawfish (Stalix davidsheni), and it is listed as Gulf of Aqaba only while the image is from the Marsa Alam area. Is there an alternative ID or is a juvenile jawfish the only one with this head shape. Bart