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Pliopontonia furtiva

Bruce, 1973c


Moody Woody Hidden Corallimorph Shrimp.

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Moody Woody Thanks Stuart ;)

Ron Silver Pliopontonia furtiva (Seems to be missing the usual wide white transverse banding)

Ernst Andres Very coooool :-)

Moody Woody Thanks Ernst ;)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 04 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

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Arthropoda (Phylum)
    Crustacea (Subphylum)
      Malacostraca (Class)
        Eumalacostraca (Subclass)
          Eucarida (Superorder)
            Decapoda (Order)
              Pleocyemata (Suborder)
                Caridea (Infraorder)
                  Palaemonoidea (Superfamily)
                    Palaemonidae (Family)
                      Pontoniinae (Subfamily)
                        Pliopontonia (Genus)
                          Pliopontonia furtiva (Species)
Associated Species