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Bright red scorpion like shrimp...

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Found this critter yesterday, hiding under an old shoe, on a muck dive. Approx 30ft water in a bay that has a river mouth. Cannot find any mention in any of the ID books that I have. It was approx 1 inch / 2.5 cms, bright red, and behaving in a manner similar to a scorpion. (And it really did not want to be photographed!)

 

The picture is not as sharp as I would like, but it should be clear enough to get an ID.

 

Thank you again for your help!

 

Critter to be ID'd

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Those don't get photographed very often. It's Microprosthema semilaeve & it's in the same family as coral banded shrimp, the Stenopodidae.

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Those don't get photographed very often. It's Microprosthema semilaeve & it's in the same family as coral banded shrimp, the Stenopodidae.

 

They don't get seen very often! :)

 

The folks that were diving with me got a couple of great shots too.

 

Thank you again Leslie!

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