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Postby Zig » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:59 am

I was recently diving "The Pipe" in Santa Monica Bay, when I came across this shrimp. I've never seen anything like it. It never really moved its tail, but moved very quickly with its legs. It was about 1.5". This was the best pic I could get in the heavy surge.

Anyone have an idea of what species this is?

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Postby Kevin Lee » Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:27 pm

ID in from professor M. Wicksten:

It's Lebbeus lagunae, the only So. Cal. shrimp that holds its "tail in the air" (water, in this case).

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