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Title: Sea-shore life; The invertebrates of the New York coast
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Mayor, Alfred Goldsborough, 1868-1922 New York Zoological Society
Subjects: Marine animals
Publisher: New York : The New York zoological society
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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oreearly in the autumn. Penceus setiferus may be recognized by itslong, saw-toothed spine which extends above the back and projectsfcn-ward between the eyes. This ridge is bordered on both sidesby a deep groove which extends about half way down the back.In another and rarer species called Penceus hrazilensis these groovesextend down the entire length of the shell. This form extendsfrom New York to Brazil, and it often ascends rivers, living even infresh water. Both species are protectively colored being more orless translucent brown, or mottled. The feelers are about a lootlong and there are small claws at the ends of the first three pairsof feet. The southern shrimp fishery is worth more than 0,000annualh. The Coral Shrimp, fStenopiislusjyiditsJ. This beautifid shrimpis white, with three bands of bright scarlet across the body and fouracross each of the clawed arms. The body is about three incheslong and is covered with short, sharp spines. The feelers and clawed 92 SEA-SHORE LIFE
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legs are slender and about five inches long. This shrimp rangesfrom New York to Brazil, but is found also among the tropical islands of the Pacific. Itlives among the cor-als, the male and fe-male swimmingsideby side. The eggsare of a delicategreen color, and arecarried about at-tached to the abdo-m i n a 1 appendagesof the female. Whend i stu rbed t h e sh rimpretreats within thecrevices of the corals.The Feather-Footed Shrimp, fMysis stoiolepis, Fig. 57), is alittle translucent brown creatiire about one-half an inch long andmay be recognized by the feathery hairs on its legs and antennae,large eyes, and spines on the sides of the body. It has no claws,and the abdomen is brohen-backed, and somewhat longer thanthe forward part of the l)ody. It is most abundant on our coast inwinter in shallow muddy or grassy places, and often occurs in greatswarms. HERMIT CRABS Fig. 59/ HERMIT CRAB. From Life. Showing tlie boiiowed sliell covered with sea weeds and Hydrac- iinia. Cape Ann, Mass. The H
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