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Matt Sullivan

SHrimp ID please

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That one gets posted here every so often. It's not a true shrimp. This belongs with mud shrimps & ghost shrimps in the order Thalassinidea. It appears to be in the genus Corallianassa. These are farmerrs - they capture floating bits of seagrass & other vegetation & store them down in their burrows. Once the seagrass starts decomposing the Corallianassa eat them. You'll find several posts discussing them here if you do a search.

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Does anyone know what kind of shrimp

this is.

(St. Vincent)

 

thanks matt

 

 

Matt,

 

In St. Vincent we call this a Gardener Shrimp, there are loads here, but they are really hard to get a shot of... good job!

 

Next time you are in St. Vincent give me a shout and we can talk critters!

 

All the best,

 

Kay Wilson

www.indigodive.com

www.facebook.com/indigodive

 

info@indigodive.com

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