BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)
Athanas nitescens (Leach) (Hooded Shrimp)
||24 March 2009
|OS grid ref:
||50° 40' N, 2° 30' W
||Vice County: Dorset, VC9, England
(Please quote this in any queries about this record)
|Stage or state:
||juvenile, in rock pool
||Brown with broad white dorsal stripe when caught, the brown areas turned to night colours (pale blue) in captivity and didn't revert even under (indoor) lights.
Length c. 1cm.
Outer antennae shorter than body.
Inner antennae shorter than outer antennae, divided into three parts.
Rostrum untoothed, short, with a similar length forward-pointing lateral spine on each side of thorax.
First pair of legs (the longest) with unequal-sized small chelae.