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Old 04-14-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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Shrimp ID

I jumped in at Fort Adams on scuba with some friends for a night dive last night. We saw the usually skates, lobsters, crabs, and some juvenile black sea bass. I also saw some large red shrimp. They were about 1 1/2" to 2" long and they were just sitting in the sand at about 35'. They were kinda clear with red patterns and a red saddle. I didn't get a picture but I will if I see them again. I was wondering if anyone has seen these before or knows what kind of shrimp they are.

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Re: Shrimp ID

Could be juvenile lobster or more likely mantis shrimp
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:04 AM   #3
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I know what both of those look like. These were definitely shrimp.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:13 PM   #4
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Maybe an invasive species of Asian shrimp or something I remember reading an article.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/pietrocremone/5679985946/

This is the closest thing I could find.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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If they're big enough to eat I'll take a couple dozen!
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Re: Shrimp ID

this sounds damn close.
http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood_pro...ern_shrimp.htm

found this little guy while diving some cold muddy water last year
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:52 PM   #8
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Xrispearo I think you are right. What we saw did look like the northern shrimp. Also I found a bunch of the shrimp in your pic while digging for steamers. The beach was riddled with their tunnels.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #9
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Re: Shrimp ID

The Shrimp in the photo is a Mantis (IMHO). The salad shrimp are fairly common on the North shore and further north. Cool find, never really heard of too many down this way especially with the water temps as warm as they are now.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:46 AM   #10
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Ruge13, xrispearo's pic is not of a mantis shrimp. I think it is what some people are calling a ghost shrimp. Mantis shrimp have claws like a preying mantis that they keep folded. Google mantis shrimp and check out some of the pics.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #11
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Looked like the "claws" were extended. The extended abdomen is what made me think mantis. I had a peacock mantis for a while in my reef tank.
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