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Gelastocaris paronae

(Nobili, 1905f)

Mamoru Taniguchi "Can you see us?" Gelastocaris paronae-a kind of mimic shrimp Tulamben,Bali Camera:NIKON D200/NEXUS Z240*2 ISO100

Ron Silver Nice! Cryptic Sponge Shrimps facing off

Mamoru Taniguchi Thanks Ron,especially for giving me it's name!

Ron Silver You already had the only name that matters! Common names just cause confusion. Thanx for posting.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 25 Sep 2013
Ringo Lee Tulamben 5dm2, d1x2, f22, 1/160, iso100, 100mm

Ron Silver Cryptic Sponge Shrimp, Gelastocaris paronae

Message posted on UWphotographers on 18 Nov 2013
Ron Silver https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=671857942834696&set=gm.550634668356113&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

Ron Silver Cryptic Sponge Shrimp, Gelastocaris paronae (L) and Small-Spined Porcelain Crab, Lissoporcellana spinuligera (R)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 11 Nov 2013
Kati Burg Are those super camouflaged shrimps "Gelastocaris paronae" ? 15 meters, Romblon Island, Philippines

Kati Burg There are two sitting on the right side of the sponge. I don't have a better photo unfortunately.

Carl-Johan Nilsson Hard to tell but they look like those clear ghost shrimps? https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.336017663114819.71594.100001197658091&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=336018569781395&set=a.336017663114819.71594.100001197658091&type=3&theater

Bob Whorton You need to introduce the light sideways, Kathrin :)

Kati Burg @Carl-Johan Nilsson The ghost shrimp on your photo is Pliopontonia furtiva - they sit on Corallimorphs like Discosoma sp. - the shrimps on the photo are always sitting on sponges.

Kati Burg @ Bob Whorton Yes, I know - the lighting is not good :-)

Carl-Johan Nilsson Thanks Kathrin!

Carl-Johan Nilsson Patrick showed me this one Kathrin Hachenberg, same? https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.486680464715204.1073741825.100001197658091&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=486680564715194&set=a.486680464715204.1073741825.100001197658091&type=3&theater

Carl-Johan Nilsson With a Sea Lice for size comparising. Shrimp is about 10mm or so. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.486680464715204.1073741825.100001197658091&type=1#!/photo.php?fbid=486776254705625&set=a.486680464715204.1073741825.100001197658091&type=3&theater

Patty Woo WeChat Lumix LX7 in Nauticam housing 2 x Inon S2000 Subsee +10 and Inon UCL165 1/400 sec; f/8; ISO 100

Marie Saotome Cute!

Ron Silver Appears to be Gelastocaris paronae - Cryptic Sponge Shrimp, Broken-back shrimp.

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 03 Aug 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Arthropoda (Phylum)
    Crustacea (Subphylum)
      Malacostraca (Class)
        Eumalacostraca (Subclass)
          Eucarida (Superorder)
            Decapoda (Order)
              Pleocyemata (Suborder)
                Caridea (Infraorder)
                  Alpheoidea (Superfamily)
                    Hippolytidae (Family)
                      Gelastocaris (Genus)
                        Gelastocaris paronae (Species)
Associated Species