Heptacarpus carinatus

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Small-eyed coastal shrimp:
Small-eyed coastal shrimp (Heptacarpus carinatus): The small-eyed coastal shrimp is a common resident of eelgrass beds. The color in life is commonly green with a white stripe on rostrum. These may resemble the stiletto shrimp, but can be distinguished by the relatively smaller eyes and presence of a strong dorsal hook on abdominal segment three. Small specimens are easily confused with Hippolyte clarki, but the small-eyed coastal shrimp has the carpus of the first walking leg divided into 7 segments rather than three as in Hippolyte clarki.

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