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Eastern Grass Shrimp

Palaemonetes paludosus

Description:

Small transparent shrimp with small orange bands on the two very thin main pincers

Habitat:

Freshwater canal in shallow water and dense vegetation over mud/silt

Notes:

One of the shrimp in these pictures is a pregnant female carrying her eggs in her swimmerets. These are very common animals that are a favorite food of many larger fishes

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gabe.somarriba
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gabe.somarriba

Weston, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 21, 2012
Submitted on Nov 22, 2012

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