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You say molucca (shrimp that is)
In a message dated 1/2/00 12:52:42 AM Pacific Standard Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
<< From: "Stephen Lindsay" <stephen_lindsay at lineone_net>
Subject: re: flower shrimp
On Thu. 30th Dec., Karen wrote:
"Atyopsis mollucensis. Another common name is Thai Wood Shrimp, though their
scientific name suggests that they are not from Thailand."
I would like to have indicated what is in the scientific name above that
shrimp is not from Thailand.
Also, is tropical shrimp are largely filter-feeders, do they really make
upon various forms of algae in the aquarium.
Sorry to be a "butt-in-ski" here... but as a long (okay, old) reader/writer
in the field of systematics I feel compelled to mention that real often,
scientific names that refer to specific localities don't necessarily have
much to do with their real distribution... but likely their "type" locality
(from whence the organism was originally collected, described from. In the
case of Atyopsis moluccensis... it is indeed found in a much wider range than
the "Moluccas" (pic and more at:
And, I would give a look/see at the last assertion... that tropical shrimp
are largely filter feeders... maybe as planktonic juveniles...
Bob "shrimpy today" Fenner