Shrimp ID needed

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by Jaco Schoeman, 6 Aug 2010.

  1. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman MASA Contributor

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    Hi

    Got this little hitch hiker on my Feather Starfish... First I thought that the starfish was eating it, but then I saw that it was rather hosting it.

    Can anyone ID please, and should the shrimp pouse any threat to the starfish, or is it just a normal symbiosis situation?

    Thanks;)

    Here she is...

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  3. Jacojs

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    I don't know dude but it looks cool, where did you buy the starfish?

    Jaco.
     
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    Looks like a Crinoid shrimp.
    Perhaps one of the Periclimenes species?
    They are commensals and shouldnt harm the starfish.

     
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    dont know what they are.....but that is an awesome photograph;)
     
  6. sihaya

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    Ditto. I'm not so good with crustacean IDs, but it looks like some kind of commensal shrimp.
     
  7. colbar

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    Where did you get a feather starfish from. It's really beautiful.
    Tell me more please.
     
  8. Jaco Schoeman

    Jaco Schoeman Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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    Hope I wont get into trouble, but I got it at a petshop in Benoni (non MASA sponsor)

    Aparantly they had red ones too... ;)
     
  9. Jaco Schoeman

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    And OH, thank you so much for the info guys. I can officially confirm it is the following shrimp species:

    Periclimenes amboinensis

    THANK YOU 459b - you got REP!!! :thumbup:
     
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  10. FransSny

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    Jaco heard about a company called googly something :razz: Cool to see you on the forum again bud
     
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