Mystery "peppermint" shrimp ID please

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  1. Moolis Moolman

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    Hi Reefers

    I am confused :m12: I received this as a wild peppermint shrimp but this does not look like a peppermint to me.
    Can anyone ID it for me please?
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    Hmm, many Lysmata species...if it's even a Lysmata. I was thinking an odd coloured kuekenthali (the Indo-Pacific "peppermint") at first glance. This is in Polish or something, but it's got the scientific names:

    Rodzaj Lysmata - Inne bezkrêgowce - nano-reef.pl

    More pics from top-down and with/without flash would help.
     
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    Next time I have time I will attempt to take more pictures. I am even more confused after looking at that link. :)
     
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    yes its lysmata kuekenthali, from the sea shells
     
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    I did not see any pattern when I took the picture and all the L kuekenthali pictures I get are with a pattern?

    I went through all my books even the World atlas from Debelius (where I normally find what I need) without any success :(
     
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