From Natural History of Southeast Alaska
California coastal shrimp (Heptacarpus paludicola) but differs from that species in having epipods only of the first walking leg rather than the first two. See notes under California coastal shrimp (Heptacarpus paludicola). One interesting feature of the Sitka shrimp is that it has a relatively high rate of infection by the abdominal parasite Hemiarthrus abdominalis. This isopod infects a wide variety of hippolytid shrimps, but is uncommon except for on H. sitchensis which may exhibit a 20% infection rate or higher.
- WoRMS Page for Heptacarpus sitchensis
- Search Arctos Database for Heptacarpus sitchensis (Southeast only)
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- iNaturalist Observations for Heptacarpus sitchensis in Southeast Alaska