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Fish & Invertebrate sightings and descriptions, hosted by resident NWDC ID expert Janna Nichols (nwscubamom).
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YellowEye
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Re: Gravid?

Postby YellowEye » Sat May 02, 2015 9:36 pm

Hi
I believe it is a stiletto shrimp, and it is not uncommon to see eggs inside these!
My trip report from 2/5 has one: http://nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=23956 (click-thru to see the eggs)

Jesse even got a pic of one laying an egg on another dive!

Cool find!

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Postby dwashbur » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:46 am

I'm thinking this shrimp looks kinda full of eggs,
eggshrimp.jpg

especially when I compare it to this one.
noeggshrimp.jpg

But I'm not familiar with these things, so am I way off here? Or did we catch a glimpse of the next generation at Redondo yesterday?
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