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Tozeuma tomentosum

(Baker, 1904)

Tine Kinn Kvamme From Koh Tao, Thailand. Tozeuma tomentosum shrimp hiking on a Crambione mastigophora Jellyfish. I have only seen this type of shrimp once and would like to hear if anyone here knows more about it. Canon G12 in Canon WP-DC34 housing, f4, 1/400s, flash fired.

Antonello Porchedda (Y)

Richard Brooks good evidence!

Tine Kinn Kvamme I have yet to find any more information about this shrimp. I have not found more than one photo so far. (google) I know it is a relative of the Sawblade shrimp.

Richard Brooks very cool

Richard Brooks Commensal stuff is the bomb!

Tine Kinn Kvamme Ha ha Richard Brooks. I definitely find this one intriguing :)


Richard Brooks Imagine the odds of a larvae finding this jelly and developing in sanctuary ?

Tine Kinn Kvamme Exactly. Quite amazing. The funny thing about this is I dived with a Whale shark the whole dive and got this little treasure at my safety stop:-)

Richard Brooks there you go.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 31 May 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Arthropoda (Phylum)
    Crustacea (Subphylum)
      Malacostraca (Class)
        Eumalacostraca (Subclass)
          Eucarida (Superorder)
            Decapoda (Order)
              Pleocyemata (Suborder)
                Caridea (Infraorder)
                  Alpheoidea (Superfamily)
                    Hippolytidae (Family)
                      Tozeuma (Genus)
                        Tozeuma tomentosum (Species)
Associated Species