Inquiry from a Little Harbour resident….
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.