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I came across tiny shrimp on a nepthya soft coral and have still not got a decent crustacean ID book.

 

Can anyone help? Has anyone else seen one of these, does anyone have a better photo as mine isn't so good!

 

Thanks

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Oops forgot to add the photos...

 

I came across tiny shrimp on a nepthya soft coral and have still not got a decent crustacean ID book.

 

Can anyone help? Has anyone else seen one of these, does anyone have a better photo as mine isn't so good!

 

Thanks

 

Hi Graham,

 

take a look here:

http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=24233

http://underwa.ter.net/gallery2/main.php?g...p;g2_itemId=833

 

beo

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Hi Graham, ive seen this shrimp in 2005, and we have a lot of photos of it. We found it in Wakatobi. I was never able to get a proper ID. I believe I asked on here, but I cant find the thread right away..

 

Here's one of the images from our wakatobi gallery:

 

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My shrimp guys, Sammy & Art, have yet to see an actual specimen. One says it's a Dasycaris species, the other is a species of hippolytid. None of the images so far have shown the details they need to see to be sure.

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Yeah, that looks like the one! We'll have plenty of time to go in search of other unusual critters soon hey! I take it you've seen the other one that lives in the Xenia?

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Graham

 

Hi Graham, ive seen this shrimp in 2005, and we have a lot of photos of it. We found it in Wakatobi. I was never able to get a proper ID. I believe I asked on here, but I cant find the thread right away..

 

Here's one of the images from our wakatobi gallery:

 

454205747_5Gibd-XL.jpg

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Yup. Sammy thinks there's likely to be a whole suite of species hiding under the name Hippolyte commensalis.

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Leslie, Thanks for the update on this! Please see the new topic about a few other shrimps I haven't got ID's on.

 

 

 

Yup. Sammy thinks there's likely to be a whole suite of species hiding under the name Hippolyte commensalis.

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