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Old 02/06/2018, 08:40 PM   #1
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Help with ID please (sorry I'm colour blind)

Hi all, can I get some assistance, i'm colour blind (Deuteranopia) and having difficulty identifying the mantis shrimp (smasher) that is on its way to me.
I have tried to identify as close as i can and think its out of these two
Neogonodactylus curacaoensis
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthrop...n_curacaoensis

Odontodactylus cultrifer
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthrop...me=o_cultrifer

What do you think?


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Old 02/06/2018, 11:20 PM   #2
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It's a G.smithii


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Old 02/07/2018, 01:41 AM   #3
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It's a G.smithii
Thanks Mantisman!


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Old 02/07/2018, 08:50 AM   #4
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G. smithii was my first thought as well. The purple color shows up in G. smithii that are living below 10 m. However, this animal does not have orange spots at the base of the uropods - a key character in identifying this species. We need to see the meral spots to be sure that it is a smithii.

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Old 02/07/2018, 09:53 PM   #5
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G. smithii was my first thought as well. The purple color shows up in G. smithii that are living below 10 m. However, this animal does not have orange spots at the base of the uropods - a key character in identifying this species. We need to see the meral spots to be sure that it is a smithii.

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Does this angle help? I just received him/her this morning


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Old 02/07/2018, 09:54 PM   #6
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Also sorry about the bad lighting, can't see much of the colours with the temp light that i have.


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