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Leopard Shrimp

Izucaris masudai

Description:

This Leopard Shrimp - Izucaris masudai is one of the larger ones and fat, most likely a female carrying eggs. They are mostly around 1 cm in size or smaller.

Habitat:

Leopard Shrimps are probably found exclusively on Colonial Sea Anemones. They are mostly white in colour with markings of brown/black which camouflages well with its Sea Anemone host.

Notes:

This species was first discovered from Japan and described in 1999 under a new genus - Izucaris. The genus name Izucaris was derived from the location this species were first discovered - Izu Peninsular, Honshu, Japan.

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3 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 2 years ago

Thanks, @Leuba for your kind words and appreciation :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Absolutely beautiful shot of the habitat as well !

AshleyT
AshleyT 2 years 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!

AlbertKang
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AlbertKang

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on May 29, 2019
Submitted on May 29, 2019

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