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Speonebalia cannoni

Speonebalia cannoni
Discovered: 1995
Location: Bahamas, Caicos Islands
Size: 8-11 mm
Like many of the animals from these lightless caves, this small shrimp-like crustacean lacks eyes and pigment. Both would be useless in the totally dark underwater environment. S. cannoni was first observed in the Caicos Islands but has since turned up in Bahamian caves.


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