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Commensal Sponge Shrimp

Thaumastocaris cf streptopus


Small shrimp, translucent in colour, usually only found among sponges, particularly sponge tubes. They lives inside the sponge tubes, likely in pairs.


Tropical reefs among sponge tubes.

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AshleyT 7 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.69, Long: 120.84

Spotted on Apr 23, 2018
Submitted on Jun 11, 2018

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