Aquatic Invertebrates

Being that we consistently encounter aquatic invertebrates amongst the fishes in our nets, we have decided to attempt to identify and photograph them as well. Most commonly, we encounter shrimp, crayfish, and insect larva while in freshwater, while worms and shrimp in marine environments. Although we are not primarily focusing on the invertebrate world, we will be updating this gallery as time permits, and as we encounter them. As we learn to properly identify these animals, please feel free to contact us with any errors you may find.

 

 

 

 

Arrow Shrimp - Tozeuma carolinense
Arrow Shrimp – Tozeuma carolinense

 

 

Eastern Grass Shrimp - Palaemonetes paludosus
Eastern Grass Shrimp – Palaemonetes paludosus

 

 

American Brown Shrimp - Farfantepenaeus aztecus
American Brown Shrimp – Farfantepenaeus aztecus

 

 

Cinnamon River Shrimp - Macrobrachium acanthurus
Cinnamon River Shrimp – Macrobrachium acanthurus

 

 

White Shrimp - Litopenaeus setiferus
White Shrimp – Litopenaeus setiferus

 

 

Marsh Grass Shrimp - Palaemonetes vulgaris
Marsh Grass Shrimp – Palaemonetes vulgaris

 

 

Bigclaw Snapping Shrimp - Alpheus heterochaelis
Bigclaw Snapping Shrimp – Alpheus heterochaelis

 

 

Brown Grass Shrimp - Leander tenuicornis
Brown Grass Shrimp – Leander tenuicornis

 

 

Lesser Blue Crab - Callinectes similis
Lesser Blue Crab – Callinectes similis

 

 

Sargassum Nudibranch - Scyllaea pelagica
Sargassum Nudibranch – Scyllaea pelagica

 

Atlantic Brief Squid - Lolliguncula brevis
Atlantic Brief Squid – Lolliguncula brevis

 

No Common Name - Cambarus (D.) latimanus
No Common Name – Cambarus (D.) latimanus

 

Macrobrachium sp. cf. nipponense
Macrobrachium sp. cf. nipponense

 

Asian Tiger Shrimp - Penaeus monodon
Asian Tiger Shrimp – Penaeus monodon – Preserved Specimen

 

Sargassum Crab - Portunus sayi
Sargassum Crab – Portunus sayi

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