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Pontonides unciger

Calman, 1939

Dani Barchana Whip Coral Shrimp - Pontonides unciger Canon PowerShot G12 Flash Used SEA AND SEA YS-01 Focal Length 30.5 mm Exposure Time 1/320 sec Aperture f/8 ISO Equivalent 125

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 26 Jul 2013
Gianni Cicalese Pontonides unciger - -Tulamben - Bali - Canon EOS500D Nimar Housing - ef-S 60 Macro - 2 x Inon Z-240

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 29 Sep 2011
Dani Barchana Whip Coral Shrimp - Pontonides unciger - Front view Red Sea, Eilat, Israel Canon PowerShot G12 + Epoque diopter Flash Used SEA&SEA YS-01 Focal Length 30.5 mm Exposure Time 1/400 sec Aperture f/8 ISO Equivalent 80

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Jose Maria Abad Ortega Lembeh 2008 Nikon D200 Inon Z240 105 Sigma + NexusX2 F:57 1/250 (EXIF dates)

Annette Graves Whip Coral Shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica)? :)

Ron Silver l'd suggest this species as an alternative: Pontonides unciger, wire coral shrimp.

Annette Graves Sorry Jose, just seen a similar one of your shots on another website, and you have already done an ID, was only trying to help, great shot :)

Davide Barzazzi Perfecto!

Jose Maria Abad Ortega Yes Annette It is a Whip Coral Shrimp :) but I think that is Pontonoides uncover Ron Silver

Fabio Strazzi very nice

Jose Maria Abad Ortega Gracias Davide

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 24 Apr 2013
Stefan Follows Wire Coral Shrimp - Pontonides uncigeri Canon G10, Canon WP-DC28, f3.5 1/500 ISO100 Sail Rock, Thailand

Ken Thongpila simply beautiful... Nice shot!

Stefan Follows cheers ken :)

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 05 Dec 2011
Blogie Robillo I've long been trying to ID this shrimp...

Blogie Robillo Sorry about the clarity of the picture... Arne Kuilman, maybe you have an idea what this is? :)

Kati Burg I would say it is Dasycaris zanzibarica.

Blogie Robillo Thanks, Kathrin. D. zanzibarica looks awfully like Pontonides unciger, doesn't it?

Kati Burg Yes they do. Dasycaris zanzibarica has a hunchback. P. unciger not. Or was it the other way around? I get confused, too.

Blogie Robillo I think it's the other way around? :)

Arne Kuilman This is Pontoides unciger (is usually the clear one too). Dasycaris zanzibarica has large humps on the thorax and abdomen and long chelipeds. zanzibarica is a shrimp with a 'rougher' look, more angular extrusions.

Blogie Robillo Arne Kuilman - So, this is a color form? Or an albino?

Bob Whorton Their color varies with the host, from dk blue to white.

Blogie Robillo I see! Thanks, Bob. :)

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