Dark Mantis Shrimp, Neogonodactylus curacaoensis

by | Nov 8, 2015 | Invertebrates, Photography, Reef, Science | 0 comments

black mantis shrimp - reefsGood afternoon all, I think this is a Dark Mantis Shrimp, Neogonodactylus curacaoensis, but like so many times before, I could be wrong… I’m pretty sure it’s a mantis shrimp of some kind and a very colorful one at that. I found this guy at around 40 feet out in front of the Substation entrance living deep inside a little hole in the rock. The opening you see here to his little cave was only about two inches wide and as you can see, he is half that size.   MORE


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