Unusual Pistol Shrimp HitchhikerPosted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 5:11 pm by Felicia McCaulley
Yesterday my co-worker Bill noticed an extraordinarily long, but thin, shrimp leg darting in and out of a series of holes that appeared to be drilled through the top of the rock. He chiseled open the rock and found this pistol shrimp. The pistol shrimp had to have been trapped inside the rock unable to leave since it was very young, similar to the way a gall crab grows inside a coral. If anyone recognizes this pistol shrimp and can identify it, please leave a comment.
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