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143. A female Cuapetes Shrimp (Cuapetes tenuipes) guards her eggs


A female Cuapetes Shrimp (Cuapetes tenuipes) keeps and guards her eggs on the underside of her body.

These nearly transparent shrimps are common and widespread in the Indo-Pacific region and are not associated with other organisms.


To capture extreme little subjects on film (the shrimp’s eggs are about the same size as the grains of sand) the use of a macro lens is required. In most cases a diopter is used as it is easily fitted on your camera’s existing lens (inside the housing) or flipped onto you camera’s dome (wet lens).

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