Unknown Big Shrimp

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In a Weedy Seadragon tank of New England aquarium. This tank is thematic about Tasman Sea so probably the shrimp is a native species from here. Any idea of the species? Thanks!

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Ooooh, I need to get back to the aquarium and see this guy! Very cool!
 
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If you live in the zone, it worth visit the aquarium again! :) There are various of these shrimps and they tend to stay near the glass, so they're very easy to spot. Unsigned, unfortunately, and I'm very interested in know the species name!
 

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Closest thing I could find is the Chameleon Shrimp- but I don't think that's what it is.
 

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I’ve seen the exhibit and didn’t notice these guys. Maybe I can make it back this week. It’s one of my favorite places anyway.
 
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Thanks, but I see it very different from what I find under the name "chameleon shrimp".
 

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Isidro said:
Thanks, but I see it very different from what I find under the name "chameleon shrimp".
Yeah I said I didn't think it was one but a picture I found of Australian Chameleon Shrimp was the closest in appearance to your picture.
 

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Looks delicious!! Just kidding. Cool looking little guy.
 

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Could it be Haliporoides sibogae? Jackknife Prawn-it looks similar but slightly less red.

Edit-Nevermind, the body and legs are way different.
 
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Yep, H. sibogae have a very distinctive rostrum - foliaceous and slightly upwards - while mine have a normal rostrum.
 

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