Heptacarpus paludicola

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California coastal shrimp:
California coastal shrimp (Heptacarpus paludicola): Sometimes abundant in mid-intertidal to subtidal rocky areas, the California coastal shrimp may prove to be an ecological variant of the Sitka shrimp (Heptacarpus sitchensis). The two species are very similar, with the main difference being the presence of epipods on the first two walking legs rather than on just the first as in Sitka shrimp (Heptacarpus sitchensis). Work remains to determine if this characteristic is fixed or variable in these species.

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