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By Bob Goemans
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Caprellid

Caprellid linearis

(Linnaeus, 1767)

Ghost Shrimp

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Cosmopolitan

Size: 0.5 inch (1.5 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits coastal reefs and seen in association with algae and hydroids.

Aquarium Suitability: Rarely seen in the wild and not collected for the aquarium trade.

Note: This is included here because this species is certainly a strange looking amphipod that I thought you might find interesting because it’s an extremely small species looking similar to a mantis shrimp.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Malacostraca

    Order: Amphipoda

    Family: Caprellidae

    Genus: Caprellid

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

Included here because this species is certainly a strange looking amphipod that I thought you might find interesting because it's looks similar to a mantis shrimp.

 Caprellid linearis (Ghost Shrimp)
Photo © Andrea & Antonella Ferrari
Grammarus sp. Copepod sp.
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