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Land shrimp (Arcitalitrus sylvaticus) Approximately 8mm long. Five pairs of legs. Slightly translucent. Some are pink or grey or a mix. When they die they turn bright pink (like a cooked crustacean)<br />
Found on a concrete wall at the local school.<br />
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Land shrimp (Arcitalitrus sylvaticus)

Approximately 8mm long. Five pairs of legs. Slightly translucent. Some are pink or grey or a mix. When they die they turn bright pink (like a cooked crustacean)
Found on a concrete wall at the local school.

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Arcitalitrus sylvaticus is a type of small land shrimp found in soils in eastern and southern Australia.

Similar species: Amphipoda
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Apr 5, 2016. Captured Aug 3, 2012 04:20 in 10 Talaskia Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.
  • DSC-HX30V
  • f/4.0
  • 1/80s
  • ISO100
  • 11.19mm