All crustaceans have external skeletons, eyes on stalks and joint legs. Crustaceans occur in prodigious numbers and make up enormous volumes of biomass in the food chain, especially in colder waters. The most common of all are the Copepods. Many Copepods are too small to see.

From Left to right: Peacock Shrimp Periclimnes brevicarpalis; Peacock Mantis Shrimp; Thor amboinensis and Periclimnes soror, the sea star shrimp.


Fiji periclimnes Shrimp Mantis Shrimp
Shrimp on Firebrick Sea Star Popcorn shrimp