Peppermint Shrimp Lysmata wurdemanni    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Malacostraca   >   Order Decapoda   >   Family Hippolytidae   >   Genus Lysmata   

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Shrimps historically described as L. wurdemanni represent a wider species complex with many new species recently described. Shrimps that superficially resemble peppermint shrimps in the Chesapeake region are most likely L. wurdemanni, but vagrants individuals of other species have been noted. It is important to key out individuals to be certain. (R. Aguilar, pers. comm.)

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A Peppermint Shrimp in the lower Chesapeake Bay off Lynnhaven Bay, Virginia Beach Co., Virginia (8/22/2014). Measured 24 mm. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)


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