Pistol Shrimp

Synalpheus stimpsonii
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Synalpheus stimpsonii
Other names Crinoid Snapping Shrimp, Stimpson's Snapping Shrimp
Size Up to 5 cm (1.96 in)
Weight A few grams


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal waters to deeper ocean waters amongst rocky & coral areas particularly on crinoids (feather stars)
Depth Range 1 - 155 m (3 - 508 ft)
Pistol Shrimp Distribution
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