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Bryozoan Snapping Shrimp

  It’s always exciting to find a critter underwater that you haven’t seen before, and even more exciting when it’s “undescribed”. Ambon (Indonesia) has some fantastic critter diving and I had heard that living in Bryozoan Coral were some critters that had not been seen before. Bryozoan is a ‘moss’ marine animal that looks, in …

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Modest Snapping Shrimp
Synalpheus modestus

  After diving here in Lembeh for over two years, pretty much every day, I did not know these shrimp existed. Some of our divers came back form a dive this week and I saw a photo one of them had taken, of this wonderful snapping shrimp, red with yellow and blue eyes….’Wow’ I thought, …

Modest Snapping Shrimp
Synalpheus modestus
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Striped Snapping Shrimp
Synalpheus striatus

These shrimp are fairly rare. They spend their lives living in crinoids (Feather Stars). What was very interesting about this one, was that when I look at the film I noticed that behind it’s eyes you can see, inside it’s head, lumpy (what I presume is) brain matter moving around… very strange and wonderful to …

Striped Snapping Shrimp
Synalpheus striatus
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