Spot Shrimp
(Pandalus platyceros)

image of a Spot Shrimp

Image ID: 136-01

Comments : Aptly named for the white spots along it's back, I often find these large shrimp below 90 fsw at Three Tree Point on night dives. I used to think it was the narcosis, but these shrimp are sometimes longer than my fist, making them one of the bigger shrimp in Puget Sound.
Common name : Spot Shrimp
Scientific Name : Pandalus platyceros
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 5 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->3T macro
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