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Thor amboinensis

(De Man, 1888b)


Volodymyr Matviyishyn Family... Squat Shrimps (Thor amboinensis) Canon 5DMIII, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Nauticam housing, 2x Sea&Sea YS-D1 ISO 100, f/20, 1/200

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 24 Jun 2013
Volodymyr Matviyishyn Family... Squat Shrimps (Thor amboinensis) Canon 5DMIII, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Nauticam housing, 2x Sea&Sea YS-D1 ISO 100, f/20, 1/200

Message posted on UWphotographers on 24 Jun 2013
Volodymyr Matviyishyn Family... Squat Shrimps (Thor amboinensis) Canon 5DMIII, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM Nauticam housing, 2x Sea&Sea YS-D1 ISO 100, f/20, 1/200

Gadi Porat very nice, how you like the new S&S strobes? i am try to decide between the S&S and Inon Z240? any tip?

Volodymyr Matviyishyn No tip, Gadi Porat, sorry... I used only the S&S :)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 24 Jun 2013
Roberto Erta Shrimp Tulamben - Bali Canon 7D - Housing Nimar - 2 S&S 110 F14 - 1/200 - ISO160

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 25 Oct 2013
Amir Abramovich Popcorn . Red Sea. Canon S110 AT 35 strobe. +10 diopter 1/320 f8 iso80 Visit my UWP page: www.facebook.com/amirunderwaterphotographypage.

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 16 Oct 2013
Raul Gutierrez harlequin shrimp

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Message posted on UWphotographers on 09 Nov 2013
Amir Abramovich Popcorn . Red Sea. Canon S110 AT 35 strobe. +10 diopter 1/320 f8 iso80 Visit my UWP page: www.facebook.com/amirunderwaterphotographypage.

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Message posted on UWphotographers on 16 Oct 2013
Tan Pee Pheng Canon Powershot G9 f/8 1/320 ISO80 location Lembeh Indonesia

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Message posted on UWphotographers on 25 Aug 2013
Nurul 'uyuy' Akriliyati Wanna dance with me? -Padang Bai, Bali-

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Nurul 'uyuy' Akriliyati Thank you Ron 󾌵

Darrell Broome I respect and appreciate the work you do. I am very concerned about the future of all Marine Life, and how I can make a difference. Please consider my friend request,I thank you for your time.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 18 Jul 2013
Roberto Erta Shrimp on the snow Anilao - Philippines Canon 7d - Nimar Housing- 2 110alpha - F14-1/200-ISO100

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 17 Oct 2013
Amir Abramovich Popcorn . Red Sea. Canon S110 AT 35 strobe. +10 diopter 1/320 f8 iso80 Visit my UWP page: www.facebook.com/amirunderwaterphotographypage.

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Elena Gosman Maravilloso

Amir Abramovich Thanks friends :)

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 16 Oct 2013
Raffaele Livornese harlequin shrimp, Nikon D90 in Hugyfot housing, Nikkor 105, f/18, 1/200 sec., Iso 100, 2 x Inon Z240 not a extreme macro.... :-)

Alistair Merrifield Squat anemone shrimp, i think. Thor amboinensis.

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 02 May 2012
Troy Williams Harlequin Shrimp Cape Maeda, Okinawa Sony RX100 w/Subsee+10 F10-1/320-ISO

Ron Silver Appears to be a commensal Anemone Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Troy Williams I have no idea, Ron Silver...just a shot in the dark. Haven't invested in a reference yet ;)...thank you for the assist.

Ron Silver OK. I'll make you a similar offer since I'm a spotter, not a shooter.....You shoot 'em and I'll try to name 'em. With my dive buddies, it's I find 'em, you shoot 'em. :-D

Troy Williams ha ha....that works.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 07 Aug 2013
Imade Widana Padangbai dive, Nov, 10, 2013.

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Odie Paras Beautiful..

Imade Widana Thanks to Ron Silver and Odie Paras

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Hamdi Kassem wow ..

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 10 Nov 2013
Dani Barchana Squat,Sexy,Popcorn, Whatever.... anemone partner shrimp Red Sea, Israel Canon PowerShot G12+ Canon Casing+ Epoque DML-2 Flash SEA&SEA YS-01 Focal Length 21.5 mm Exposure Time 1/160 sec Aperture f/8 ISO Equivalent 80

Ron Silver Thor amboinensis

Stuart Pearce Great shot :)

Myriam Alencar fantastique

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 09 Nov 2013
Amir Abramovich Popcorn . Red Sea. Canon S110 AT 35 strobe. +10 diopter 1/320 f8 iso80 Visit my UWP page: www.facebook.com/amirunderwaterphotographypage.

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Sabine Van Durmen beautiful

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Ernst Andres <3 I like so much the sexy shrimps <3 Great shot Amir :-)

Odie Paras wow sooo beautiful..nice shot..

Amir Abramovich Thanks friends :)

Leo Tien Great

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 16 Oct 2013
Vivi Bernardi

Ron Silver Thor amboinensis

Antonio Colacino Nice picture :)

Vivi Bernardi Tks Ron

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 10 Oct 2013
Imade Widana Padangbai dive Sept, 21, 2013

Ron Silver Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

Imade Widana Thanks Ron.

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Imade Widana Thanks Stuart

Ernst Andres Sexy shrimp <3

Imade Widana Hahaha . . .sexy Ernst

Ernst Andres Ha ha ha ha.....ääääh....YESSS ^^ ;-)

Imade Widana You happy....? you are as same as like the shrimp hahaha........

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 21 Sep 2013
Dani Barchana Squat,Sexy,Popcorn, Whatever.... anemone partner shrimp Red Sea, Israel Canon PowerShot G12+ Canon Casing+ Epoque DML-2 Flash SEA&SEA YS-01 Focal Length 21.5 mm Exposure Time 1/160 sec Aperture f/8 ISO Equivalent 80

Julie Sy Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta) is also known as Clown Shrimp.

Ron Silver Julie, this is a Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis. Here's a photo of a Harlequin Shrimp, Hymenocera picta: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+525+749&pcatid=749

Vicky Ruiz de Somocurcio Maravillas de la naturaleza.

Dani Barchana Thank youJulie Sy, but Ron Silver is right , this is Thor emboiensis ! I was just having fun with all the common names, sorry.

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 09 Nov 2013
Suus Berger Its a Squat shrimp ( Thor Amboinensis ) 2006 Red Sea, Strait of Tiran, Egypt. I have always wondered what this " green grasshopper " was in the back!

Arne Kuilman I've seen something similar on the same coral with a squat shrimp next to it as well!

Arne Kuilman See this photo for shrimp: http://www.flickr.com/photos/arne/8591576261/in/set-72157632917474621 Difficult to identify.

Vie Panyarachun Could it be Coralliocaris graminea..?

Arne Kuilman Sometimes it helps to see more or different photos. Are there more?

Suus Berger Thanks both for trying to help. I wish more photos, just one, I notice this creature only later on computer screen.

Will Clark I'd like to offer a massive 'thank you' to Dan Baldocchi, Adam Hanlon, and Dr Alex Mustard for an amazing Wetpixel macro trip to Lembeh Resort. I can't congratulate the whole team enough for what a good time I had and how much I learned - more even in the first two days than I'd worked out for myself in the preceding couple of years. Top marks for the choice of resort too: just excellent. Here's one of my photos from the trip, full of techniques learned from Alex Mustard's careful and thoughtful educational program. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1424124944467542&set=a.1398373113709392.1073741828.1398367457043291&type=1&theater

Aki Ihalainen That is a winner shot!

Will Clark Not against your hairy backlit snooter it isn't!

Aki Ihalainen Yes, that is what I am putting in, nothing else... Or...

Ron Silver Once again, shows one of the problems with common names. This is a Magnificent Anemone Shrimp, Ancylomenes magnificus, which may occasionally adopt a 'tail in the sky' posture. However, it is the Squat Shrimp, Thor amboinensis which typically hold their tails vertically and vigorously wiggling it earning them the title of 'sexy shrimp'. Photo attached: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=497+525+1135&pcatid=1135

Sue Hutchings I love you, Ron Silver, and admire such vast knowledge! fabulous photo too Will!

Will Clark Oops.

Will Clark Corrected, thanks Ron Silver

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 05 Nov 2013
Ernst Andres I'm not perfect, but I think you can see the nursery :-) Egypt - Safaga - Cassous Bay - Coral Garden

Donna Schwarz-Nielsen How cute! What are they?

Ernst Andres Hi hi hi hi.....<3 Baby shrimps <3

Ron Silver Appear to be Squat Shrimp, Thor Amboinensis with a Tube Anemone, Cerianthus sp.

Ernst Andres I can not swear to it, but I think there are babies of clown shrimp.

Ron Silver Shows the problem with common names - I'm pretty sure we're talking about the same species of shrimp. Also known as Sexy Shrimp! :-D

Ernst Andres Thank you my friend Ron :-) :-) :-)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 14 Sep 2013
Ron Silver https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=456956584401873&set=a.456956457735219.1073741866.100002626053383&type=1&relevant_count=10&ref=nf

Ron Silver Purple-Crowned Sea Goddess, Chromodoris kempfi and Squat Anemone Shrimp, Thor amboinensis. scroll

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 28 Aug 2013
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Arthropoda (Phylum)
    Crustacea (Subphylum)
      Malacostraca (Class)
        Eumalacostraca (Subclass)
          Eucarida (Superorder)
            Decapoda (Order)
              Pleocyemata (Suborder)
                Caridea (Infraorder)
                  Alpheoidea (Superfamily)
                    Hippolytidae (Family)
                      Thor (Genus)
                        Thor amboinensis (Species)
Associated Species