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Phycocaris simulans

Kemp, 1916a


Supachai Veerayutthanon Very tiny hairy shrimp, less than 5mm. May be Phycocaris simulans? f/25 ISO 200, 60 mm with INON wet lens , Inon strobe x 2 Anilao: Philippines:

Supachai Veerayutthanon Taken with Canon 7D

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 14 Jan 2012
Colin Lee Subject: hairy shrimp (Phycocaris simulans) Dive site: Critter Hunt Location: Lembeh (Indonesia) Camera / housing: Nikon D700 / Subal Lens: Nikon 105mm VR macro + Nikon 6T diopter ISO: 200 Shutter / aperture: 1/160s @ f/36 Strobes: 2x Seacam Seaflash 150's Year: 2010

Jason Isley Looks like its carrying eggs.

Colin Lee Jason Isley that's what I thought too. It was tiny as it was, hard to imagine how small it would have been without the eggs. Kudos to the guides that spotted it.

YBhg Ivan Choong Yes it is carrying eggs.

Ken Thongpila Umm, Never see this shrimp before. So that's eggs!!! Nice...

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 08 Oct 2011
Taiwan Stone Tulamben Indonesia Nikon D800 ,60mm macro Sea&Sea housing, subsee+10, Inon240x2 1/100 sec, f13, ISO100

Noldyrumengan Ferry good

Taiwan Stone Thanks Noldyrumengan

Ron Silver Algae Shrimp, Phycocaris simulans (with eggs)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 09 Oct 2013
Andrey Shpatak Anilao. Algae shrimp. Size 5 mm. Nikon D700+Tamron 90mm+1,5TC. Apr. 2012

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 04 Oct 2013
Ben Sarinda LITTLE GREEN SHRIMP Canon G10,f-8,1/60,iso-80,subsee+10, Lembeh strait - Indonesia LITTLE GREEN SHRIMP Canon G10,f-8,1/60,iso-80,subsee+10, Lembeh strait - I

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Goh Diving Nice composition

Ajiex Dharma Mantappp bro!!!

Ben Sarinda Thanx Ron,Goh and Ajiex ;)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 25 Sep 2013
Roland Sax algae (hairy) shrimp - Tulamben

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Rafa Pariente Segura Spectacular!!

Roman Aliev Very delicate light :)))

Ajiex Dharma Fantastic shot!!!

Alessandro Diotallevi Waw..;-)

Juan Jose Sotano Garcia Fantastic

Message posted on UWphotographers on 12 Nov 2013
Qing Lin Canon EOS 5D3,EF100mmMacro,2*ys250,subsee+10,1/200,F14,ISO800,Snoot,Extender.

Paul Rodriguez Molina fantastic

Ondesulcorpo Paola amazing!!!

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Roland Sax magnifique!

Viktor Gorr It's Amazing!!!

Roberto Gruzza Great!!

Manuel Carlos Alvite great ¡¡¡ Did you used snoot?

Jerome Kim Brilliant shot Qing Lin!

Darek Dynar Impressive :)

Giorgio Cavallaro http://www.uwphotographers.net/2012/10/uwp-lin-qing.html

Qing Lin Thanks Paul, Ondesulcorpo, Ron, Sven, Roland, Viktor.

Qing Lin Thanks Giorgio, Jerome, Roberto, Manuel, Darek.

Qing Lin Manuel Carlos Alvite, yes, i used snoot.

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Congrats, over 75 "LIKE" (y) (y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 09 Nov 2013
Jun V Lao previously assumed was a hairy shrimp, apparently its an undiscovered shrimp going through famous photog kay burn lim's lembeh stash, any ideas?

Kay Burn Lim Hey hey... what you mean by famous?? :P lol... but seriously, as I know, it is probably from the same family as the hairy shrimp (which is brown... and er.. hairy). But this genus was never identified before... Amazing that it has now been spotted in Anilao too!

Jun V Lao your to modest kay, ok cute photographer hahaha :D we need a champion marine biologist to id :) we name it KBL shrimp since ur first to post worldwide :P

Bob Whorton Famous Dr Bob was the first to photograph this species :p there are currently 5 colour variations

Bob Whorton It was first photographed in 2004 on Makawedi point.

Kay Burn Lim Bob, was that the original brown hairy shrimp?

Jun V Lao ok, we call this shrimp Dr Bob Jr :), for the red variation, Dr Bob 1, & so forth :D, apologies doc to assume/pardon my ignorance

Bob Whorton Yellow, red and brown :)

Bob Whorton There is now ghe green and a pink variety but not seen it yet. Hopefully next month. They are widespread across Asia.

Kay Burn Lim I think I saw a purple one posted too....

Kay Burn Lim THe green one has no hair whatsoever though... unlike the brown/red/yellow varieties

Bob Whorton Like crabs and pipefish - depends on their habitat I think.

Mike Bartick I think tis is called a broken shrimp...or broken back...i now owe you two names...will verify asap

Mike Bartick Can just be Algae shrimp...But is a variation for sure. Local variations differ on habitat. I think i would go with Phycocaris simulans.

Jun V Lao owe u 2 local beers at the local pub :)

Mike Bartick Haa haa...and karaoke of my way?

Ajiex Dharma Look at me!! Cannon G10vin cannon housing WP-DC28 iso :80 1/160 f8.0 single strobe subsee+10

Ron Silver Hairy (Algae) Shrimp, Phycocaris simulans

Ajiex Dharma Thank you Ron Silver :)

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 13 Aug 2013
Malida Alcazar Algae Shrimp - Anilao, Philippines

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Penn Dls pooping?

Dray Van Beeck pee-ing

Message posted on UWphotographers on 17 Oct 2013
KiSang Lee Harrier shrimp eggs Anilao Philippines Canon 5Dmark2 +100 mm + subsee10 + idas16 sea & sea housing, YS-250 Strobe

Ron Silver Hairy shrimp, Phycocaris simulans

KiSang Lee F13 S1/250 ISO100

Goh Diving Very nice KiSang.

KiSang Lee Goh Diving Thanks BRO~

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 21 Jul 2013
Chris Spence Something a little different. Front on view of Algae Shrimp with Eggs. UWMP 2013 Trip. D300s 105mmVR +2 Internal +10 Subsee Nauticam Housing. Twin z240's ISO 250 f16 1/250s

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Chiang Woh Keong Nice color.

Chris Spence Thanks Ron and Chiang! :) You would think I would know by now Ron!

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 20 Nov 2013
Malida Alcazar Algae Shrimp - Anilao, Philippines Olympus XZ1

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 08 Oct 2013
KiSang Lee Hairy Shrimp Anilao Philippines Canon 5D MARK2 +100 mm Lens + subsea +10 sea & sea housing, YS-250 Strobe F13 S1/250 ISO100

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 01 Aug 2013
Roland Sax algae (hairy) shrimp @ Tulamben/Bali

Stuart Pearce Very nice shot :)

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Malida Alcazar Great shot!

Moody Woody Very nice shot ;)

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 12 Nov 2013
Chris Spence So I'm not sure if this is a Hairy or Algae Shrimp with Eggs? D300s 105mmVR +2 Internal +10 Subsee Nauticam Housing Twin z240s ISO 250 f20 1/160s

Stuart Pearce Beauty :)

Chris Spence Thanks Stuart! :-)

Ernst Andres Beautiful :-)

Ron Silver Yes, this is the Algae Shrimp, Phycocaris simulans (with eggs)

Chris Spence Thanks Ron!

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 15 Oct 2013
Gary Sun Canon MP E-65 Lens,Super macro

Stuart Pearce Amazing shot :)

Tom Hobock WOW nuff said <3 4 it. Tanks Tom

Ron Silver Algae Shrimp, Phycocaris simulans

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 26 Aug 2013
Malida Alcazar Algae Shrimp - Anilao, Philippines

Sonja Ooms they are so tiny

Ernst Andres Amazing and a awesome photo

Ron Silver Phycocaris simulans

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 26 Aug 2013
Ron Silver https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=518521081553779&set=gm.500377220042852&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

Ron Silver Hairy (Algae) Shrimp, Phycocaris simulans

Message posted on The Global Diving Community on 14 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)
                      Phycocaris (Genus)
                        Phycocaris simulans (Species)
Associated Species