Project Description

This small red stiletto shrimp (Heptacarpus stylus) was holding on tight to a kelp frond as it swayed back and forth in the ocean current. Stiletto shrimp have three main colour phases that blend with the surrounding plant life. These shrimp can appear in shades of red, emerald green or golden brown. The Stiletto shrimp can grow to 2.2 inches (5.7 cm) long, with a range from northern Alaska to northern Washington.