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Skeleton Shrimps



A pair of Skeleton Shrimps, their common name, from the family of Caprellidae. Their common name denotes the threadlike slender body which allows them to virtually disappear among the fine filaments of seaweed, hydroids and bryozoans. They are sometimes also known as ghost shrimps. Caprellidae contains 88 genera in three subfamilies. The pictures shows the bigger among the cluster I found, this are around 1 cm in length but their body is super thin/slender and nearly translucent.

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Spotted on Jun 15, 2013
Submitted on Nov 9, 2015

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