Palaemon dolospinus

Palaemon dolospinus
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Size: 4 cm

Distribution: Gulf St. Vincent. Few Australian records

Habitat: Estuaries and seagrass beds on sheltered coasts

Depth: Subtidal

Palaemon dolospinus

Found in muddy bays and estuaries, this shrimp is very similar to others in its genus. When present, the three red spots on the rear of the abdomen can be used to identify it, but otherwise, it is very difficult to distinguish from other similar species without close inspection.