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Photo#105757
Flotsam harvesting

Flotsam harvesting
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
April 20, 2007
I saw what looked like a couple sowb*ugs flopping around on their sides in the wet debris before I realized I was actually looking at freshwater shrimp. This one, one of two I collected, is still alive in a deli container with some water and organic matter.

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Moved
Moved from Amphipods.

probably Crangonyctid
I am fairly sure this one is in the family Crangonyctidae, but I don't want to say that with 100% certainty because I can't see the antennae as clearly as I'd like.

Moved
Moved from Bug-like Creatures Not Covered By BugGuide. We are now allowing crustaceans--please see discussion here.

Gammarus perhaps... been a wh
Gammarus perhaps... been a while since I've IDed amphipods

Addendum: after looking at the amphipod pages in the guide, it might be useful to add a page for this most common genus

 
Looks like Gammarus
to my untrained eye.

As for special pages, I think the idea is to have a few representative images without categories. Otherwise we start creating a non-bug guide ;-)

 
It seems to me we have plenty
It seems to me we have plenty of myriapod & spider/mite/scorpion pages... I don't see why crustaceans should be treated any differently... this site is a de facto arthropodguide.com

 
Arbitrary
All discrimination is arbitrary. The intent of bugguide.net as I understand it is to serve as a database and guide for terrestrial arthropods, including any that have *returned* to water from terrestrial lineages, like water beetles. This would include the terrestrial isopods but exclude aquatic crustacea such as shrimp, crabs, lobsters, barnacles, etc.

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