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Old 05-24-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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Critter ID please!!

Found thus guy on my sand bed, thought it'd be a good idea to catch it incase it was harmful. What could it be? Looks like some form of shrimp, but i cant tell
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:34 AM   #2
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Without a better picture I can't tell. I just see a blue blob.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:44 AM   #3
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Here you go, hopefully this helps.
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Looks like a pom pom crab without the pom poms.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:51 AM   #5
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Lets try this photo, its a bit better
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Do you have a specimen container you can put him in? Get a pic without all the blues on. White light.
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It doesnt have the wide body of a crab, its nubby, has two tiny pincers on the front and two long antenae
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I can't be 100% sure but that looks like a bumble bee shrimp (Gnathophyllum americanum) they only grow to about 1" ... It is peaceful but carnivorous.
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Yeah it's hard to tell with all the blue light, if you could get a photo in white light, it would be easier to identify.
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