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Parhippolyte sterreri

Parhippolyte sterreri
Discovered: 1981
Location: Aldabra, Bahamas, Bermuda, Fiji, Funafuti Atoll, Hawaii, Loyalty Islands, Mexico, Molluca Islands, Philippines
Size: 30.7 mm
This bright red shrimp is one of the larger species that lives in blue holes. The species is recognized, in part, by the white spots on each of its joints and its tail. P. sterreri was first observed during a dive into an inland blue hole in Bermuda, but it has since been found in offshore submarine caves in the Bahamas and elsewhere.


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