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Callianopsis goniophthalma  (Slope Ghost Shrimp)

Photo of Callianopsis goniophthalma by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2079)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Chthatham Straits, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Deep subtidal in mud
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2079
Notes This very rarely encountered species probably burrows in deep mud below 400 meters. This specimen was collected by by what is close to a miracle! It was in a glob of mud on the weight on the end of a deep water (blackcod) longline set at 500 fathoms. The shrimp somehow remained attached through the entire water column as the line was pulled!

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