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Sylon hippolytes  (Shrimp Parasitic Barnacle)

Photo of Sylon hippolytes by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2438)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat 35 meters on cobble
Photo Date Upload Date November 23, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2438
Notes A rhizocephalan barnacle that infects shrimp. Most infect crabs. Our king crabs and hermit crabs have their own species of this barnacle. The barnacle itself has infiltrated tentacles to every part of the ship's body. The mass on the abdomen is the embryo sack of the barnacle. The shrimp will defend this mass untill ripe.

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