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What the heck did I find?

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I spotted this critter early this morning at about 18-20m near Anilao. It is pretty clearly some sort of shrimp but looks like some kind of mashup between a shrimp's legs, a cowrie's mantle, and maybe a rhinopia's camouflage. I was trying to find a better angle but it was quite shy and after two shots it vanished into its crevice. I couldn't come up with the right search terms to even get close on the google. Someone please help satiate my curiosity!

 

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Saron shrimp!

Good find

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Hi,
great shot of a Saron sp....
In the Debelius / Kuiter invertibrates Book its on Side 135 in the middle ;-))

Regards,
Wolfgang

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Fantastic! Thanks a lot for the ID!

No worries, I have seen variants in Indonesia and Australia. Always a pleasure to see

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I found one of those in Tufi, PNG and was similarly confused. It wandered through a coral head that made it very hard to get a full body shot. They are weird looking creatures. Great shot!

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