02 August 2011

Tuesday Crustie: How green is my shrimp

Green crustaceans are common, but you rarely see crustaceans being so emphatically green as this little shrimp (Hippolyte varians). It’s sometime known as the chameleon shrimp, because it also comes in a red form as well.

Photo by ian boyd on Flickr; used under a Creative Commons license.

1 comment:

skm said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I'm having trouble telling if it is a painting or a photograph of a real prawn. It reminds me of sumi-e paintings.