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Skeleton Shrimp

Caprellida

Description:

Small red-pink and yellow skeleton shrimp blending into their surroundings. (It's the lighter area of the plant in the center of the picture)

Habitat:

Spotted hiding in tide pools at La Jolla Shores.

Notes:

If these creatures weren't moving so much I would have never seen them. I was already digging around under grasses and other plants so nobody would have noticed these tiny things about the width of a paper clip and as long as a hole punched circles in a piece of paper. The first photo shows how well it blends in with its habitat. These photos were taken with my mom's camera.

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5 Comments

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 9 years ago

Thanks ccm7.

julia11cc
julia11cc 9 years ago

Thats realy cool!!

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 9 years ago

Haha! Ya these little guys are really weird. I had no idea these things existed and I didn't know there was a species of shrimp this small. They have such good camouflage-it's a miracle I even saw it. :)

aldrin
aldrin 9 years ago

i can't tell where the shrimp is on the first pic.. hehehe

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

They're so weird!

CoralAvery
Spotted by
CoralAvery

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Nov 22, 2011
Submitted on Nov 23, 2011

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