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Lembeh Shrimp ID

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Hi folks,

 

One of our Guides found this shrimp and our guest took this picture

 

It looks like a hairy shrimp (Phycocaris simulans) ... but has no hair, a thicker body and green colour. Movement, Size and habitat are similar to the hairy shrimp.

Anyone knows what it is? Is it the same species, a variation, antoher Phycocaris or something else?

 

 

Thanks,

 

Serge

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I have sent it off to one of the shrimp doc...hopefully we will hear back. I wonder if it is a recently molted Hairy shrimp. It's incredibly cool, whatever it is. I am in Lembeh withdrawal.

 

 

Cheers,

Marli

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Thank's a lot Marli ... thanks for the effort!

 

Unfortunately there is not much i can do about your Lembeh withdrawal ... except for saying: get a airplaneticket :)

 

 

Greets from Lembeh,

 

Serge

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O.K., the verdict from Sammy de Graves is in:

 

I think its Phycocaris alright, but very different from other photos I have seen of P.simulans, the only known species in the genus. Could well be a new species.

 

The other genus which has that pose is Parastylodactylus, but that's more slender

 

Cheers,

Marli

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Wow, thank you, that was fast. And it sounds very cool ... i think i will get some shots from all sides then.

 

 

cheers, serge

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