Ghost Shrimp (Stenopus pyrsonotus)

What: Ghost Shrimp (Stenopus pyrsonotus)
Also called Flameback Coral Shrimp.

Where: I took this photo at Puako, Hawaii.

Stenopus pyrsonotus
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5 comments:

  1. Great picture, guys. Great to be back here after a few weeks.


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  2. Hmmm. It may look a bit ghostly, but is there any other reason for the name.

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  3. Is it a "ghost" because of it's white appendages?

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  4. The 'ghost shrimp' name does refer to the white color. They are sometimes called by the common name 'fountain shrimp' because of the arrangement of those very long antennae. (Yes, Waterjay, there are six of those.)

    Bobbie

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