Shrimp ID Resources

🔹 Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific, by Paul Humann and Ned DeLoach, from New World Books available online in print and eBook.

🔹 Banded coral shrimp/boxer shrimp:
https://reefbuilders.com/2015/04/15/photographic-identification-guide-stenopus-shrimp/

🔹 Vir commensal shrimp:
http://www.starfish.ch/c-invertebrates/commensal-shrimps.html#Vir

🔹 More shrimp:
http://www.starfish.ch/index.html

🍤 How I identify a specific goby shrimp that's not in the Humann & DeLoach book

Fine-striped Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus ochrostriatus
It's more clear when you can see the two white saddles farther down the shrimp's body. But the fine beige lines down a pale body (or vice versa) with yellowish legs is how I ID them.

Here is an example from a site with (I think) a good ID track record:
http://www.starfish.ch/Fotos/crustaceans-Gliederfuesser/shrimps-Garnelen/Alpheus-ochrostriatus9.jpg

It also seems to be used in the aquarium trade:
http://www.saltcorner.com/AquariumLibrary/browsespecies.php?CritterID=2602

If I'm wrong, I'll have to go back and correct a bunch of IDs.

There's a Red Sea shrimp that has the 2 white saddles but it's not in any way yellow in any pictures I've seen, has dark antennae & a fat dark crescent under its front leg, and has dark bands in addition to the saddles. It's the Djedda Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus djeddensis.

I explained it in this observation:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8494511

Posted by jbecky jbecky, August 14, 2019 02:47

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