Like most people here in Lembeh Strait, we really like shrimps. And one popular shrimp here is the Leander plumosus, which – due to its protuding nose – is also called the Donald Duck Shrimp. But there is also a close – more unknown – relative of the Donald Duck Shrimp … the Brown Grass Shrimp (Leander tenuicornis). Its nose is not as prominent, but still an obvious feature of this 3cm long shrimp. It lives in Sandy bottoms with seagrass and i found this one here in a piece of sargassum weed laying on the sandy bottom. When turned over the piece of seaweed for inspection the shimp jumped out. After i photographed it, it immediately returned into the seaweed and took shelter. It is maybe not the most colourful and extraordinary shrimp, but still a beautiful shrimp – to find it just keep checking debris and brown pieces of seagrass and seaweed on sandy bottoms.
Creature Feature: Paper Nautilus
Blackwater Dives are all about the weird and wonderful. Strange larval fish that you haven’t seen before, little crustaceans seemingly just floating around, and hunting squids are all part of the regular sightings we get Read more…