Macrobrachium Cave Shrimp

Cave shrimp 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tracked down photos of this strange Macrobrachium shrimp that is found
in some caves of Abaco.  I still havent heard word if it has been identified.
Anyone have ideas which species this could be?

Cave shrimp 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By | 2017-12-01T14:03:15-05:00 December 24th, 2013|Categories: Blue Holes, Caves, Invertebrates|1 Comment

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    alison ball March 13, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Still don’t know what the macrobrachium shrimp are – and would really like to! – but now I have another mystery.

    There are small red shrimp living in holes in the mangrove swamp behind Bookies Beach near Little Harbour. I think they are cinetorhynehus manningi. Usually I see one or two hanging out on the muddy bottom of a hole. Two days ago, I found at least 50 all clustered tightly on the vertical side of a hole. Went back same time same hole this morning, hoping to get a picture, but only saw the usual one or two.

    Anybody know why they would “herd up” like that? And if and when I would be likely to catch them doing it again? I’ll keep trying anyway.

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