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Parasitic Tapeworm inside Gorgonian Shrimp?

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I found this moving parasitic tapeworm inside a Translucent Gorgonian Shrimp. Does anyone have some more info on what exactly it may be?

 

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Kaj

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Hi Kaj -- Great capture (but then we've come to expect that of you!). Shrimp do get hit by a lot of different types of parasites including worms. I can't give you any specific information, only a link or two for general facts -

 

 

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Handbook of Shrimp Diseases - the National Sea Grant Library

nsgl.gso.uri.edu/tamu/tamuh95001.pdf

http://en.wikipedia..../Parasitic_worm

http://www.petshrimp...ss palaemonetes

 

 

Incidentally, you're going to get a lot of hits on your bobbit video soon. The link was posted on our polychaete community forum.

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COOL capture that is doubly highlighted by that super creepy music. Great job!

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Keep an eye on it... sooner or later something is going to burst out from it! :)

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Awesome capture, and another thumbs up on the choice of music, creeeepy stuff!

Edited by MortenHansen

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