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Updated 10/25/12

Family Palaemonidae

Subfamily Pontoniinae

HAWAII

Cuapetes spp.

Makaha, Oahu, 30 feet

 

Firehouse, Oahu

 

Kahalu'u tidepool, Hawaii

HIMB, Moku o Loe, Oahu, 1 foot

 

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 30 feet

LONG-ARMED SHRIMP

Locally abundant in brackish estuaries and within reef crevices but rarely seen due to transparent body.  Attains 1 inch.  Until more specimens are examined it remains unclear if these are Cuapetes grandis and possibly Cuapetes elegans, both widespread Indo-Pacific species.