Macrobrachium spp ID
Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:43 PM
Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:32 PM
Posted 12 November 2014 - 12:23 PM
Posted 12 November 2014 - 08:56 PM
Thanks man, I always love the way shrimp photos turn out!
Darn good photo. I think it is at least ID quality. I hope someone can help you.
Gerald, I think I read every cited paper I had access to, and I am heavily leaning towards M. acanthurus. He (Or so I believe anyway) molted today and has turned this dark cinnamon color with lots of striping, I will try to get a better photo later on. I have him in a tank right now with your lyre gobies, but from what I have read in those papers, is a bad idea. I have never heard the words "very aggressive" and "shrimp" used together so many times before. Thanks for the help!
M. ohione is by far the most common sp in NC/SC, but there are also a few records of M. acanthurus and M. olfersii. I emailed you John Cooper's 2011 paper (Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science, 127(2), 2011) which lists the NC/SC museum records for these 3 spp, but has no ID characteristics. Maybe the Lit Cited will help?
Posted 13 November 2014 - 12:49 AM
Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:29 PM
I had one once. Watched him come out from his burrow under a rock, grab an adult bluefin killie right out of the water, and eat the whole thing in about two minutes. The fish was at least half the shrimp's length, and a quick swimmer.
I've caught them in the Cape Fear River here in NC in minnow traps, the ones i caught were quite large, twice that size at least...
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