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Glass Anemone Shrimp

Periclimenes brevicarpalis

Description:

"Periclimenes brevicarpalis can reach a length of 0.5 to 1.0 inch. The body is almost transparent, with some white spots over carapace and tail and orange spots outlined in black over the caudal fin. Males are larger than females and have more white spots." Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periclimenes_brevicarpalis

Notes:

Found these two with rather odd sac-like humps on their sides. Though they look like females (less white spots than others sighted) don't think they are eggs. Not sure what this abnormality is (if these are parasites or abnormal cysts) but what is strange is that both of them have it. Night dive at a depth of 4.5 m. Anilao Pier, Batangas, Philippines

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3 Comments

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 9 years ago

Amazing find, great pics

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 9 years ago

Thanks Gerardo. Hope someone can identify what those abnormalities are :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wow luck at this guy great spot and series :)

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 3, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2013

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