Tag: Pistol Shrimp

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Ventral-Barred Shrimp Goby - Pale/Brown Variation (Cryptocentrus sp.) with Alpheid Shrimp

A Ventral-Barred Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus sp.) stands guard at the entrance to the tunnel it shares with this Alpheid aka Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus Sp.) on the seaward side of Mae Haad ree

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Flagfin Shrimp Goby  - Female (Mahidolia mystacina)

It seems the Flagfin Shrimp Goby (Mahidolia mystacina) comes in a variety of different shades, ranging from a pale beige colour to a very dark brown.

The strange thing about the individual seen here with its "partner" Pistol (Alpheid) Shrimp, is the apparent lack of a neon blue spot at the rear of the dorsal fin.

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Gold-Speckled (Ctenogobiops Pomastictus)

This photo taken at Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef shows a Gold-Speckled (Ctenogobiops Pomastictus) guards the entrance to the burrow it shares with the Pistol (Alpheid) Shrimp in the foreground.

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Blue-Speckled Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus Caeruleomaculatus)

A rather fat looking Blue-Speckled Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus caeruleomaculatus), stands guard at the entrance to the burrow it shares with this Alpheid "Pistol" Shrimp (Aplheus sp.) beneath