Neopontonides beaufortensis (seawhip shrimp) late zoea

Neopontonides female 3

Neopontonides beaufortensis. (seawhip shrimp) late zoea


 

Collected: North Inlet, Georgetown, SC. Summer 2015.

Notes: Formerly Periclimenes beaufortensis This photo shows a living specimen of a brooding female. The adults are typically a commensal on the sea whip Leptogorgia.

Collected by Paul Kenny, Baruch Marine Lab, University of South Carolina.

Identified by Dennis Allen, Baruch Marine Lab, University of South Carolina.

Below: Neopontonides tail fan showing the telson (arrow)

Neopontonidestail  & telson