Palaemonias ganteri NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network. The Kentucky cave shrimp is an eyeless, troglobite shrimp. It lives in caves in Barren County, Edmonson County, Hart County and Warren County, Kentucky. The shrimp’s shell has no pigment; the species is nearly transparent and closely resembles its nearest relative, the Alabama cave shrimp. Kentucky cave shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri) is a small, nearly transparent decapod crustacean characterized by rudimentary eyestalks and bristlelike hairs on its unequally sized pincers. It is superficially similar to a common ocean shrimp, but the presence of reduced eyes and a lack of pigmentation indicate that this crustacean
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Full Name: Kentucky Cave shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri)
Where found: Wherever found