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tiny shrimp with 6 split fore-claws?

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Does anyone recognize this shrimp? I have photographed it only once before. It is about the size of an algae shrimp (tiny!), and was in Triton Bay, Indonesia.

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No idea what this is, but I know that I never found one, and that its pretty darned awesome with the claws open! Sort of a porcelain crab gone shrimp!

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Neostylodactylus litoralis. Beautiful shots. The backlighting really shows the structure of the legs. With that amount of spinulation I suspect it's a filter feeder.

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Thank you, as always, Leslie. It was tiny tiny tiny, and there was some current. They were hard shots to get. :)

 

OK, the books say "inshore hairy shrimp" matches that scientific name. :)

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That's very cool. Definitely looks like it is filter feeding in the first shot.

 

And the bug floating past is probably a cyclopoid copepod - something like Oithona sp.

 

Alex

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:-D I didn't even notice the copepod!

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