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Betaeus harrimani   (Northern Hooded Shrimp)

Photo of Betaeus harrimani  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2071)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sitka Sound, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Burrows of thalassinideans
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2071
Notes These small shrimps are very common but almost never seen unless deliberately searched for in the burrows of the Blue mud shrimp, Upogebia pugettensis. The easiest way to collect is to use a 'yabby pump', a sturdier version of the slurp-gun used by divers to collect small fish. The pump forcibly removes sand, water, and occupants of deep burrows. Members of the genus Betaeus are distinguished by having their eys underneath the front edge of the carapace. A similar species, B. setosus differs in


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