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Water shrimp

Observed: 23rd October 2011 By: at6724
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Water shrimp
Water shrimp 1

Approximately 5-7mm long. Appears pale brown in colour. Curved back, body flattened sideways. Numerous transparent legs, long antennae. When elongated a distinct tail is observed; but frequently coils round.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Water shrimp

Although quite small these should be easily identifiable due to the way they move


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Crangonyx is probably there

Crangonyx is probably there too, in the stiller weedier parts, while Gammarus is more likely in the spring head.