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Macrobrachium poeti, the stygobitic cave prawns from Gunung Sewu

May 7, 2007

the cave prawns

Macrobrachium poeti Holthuis 1984, only known from Gunung Sewu Karst (Foto: C. Rahmadi)

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  1. genghisprawn permalink
    August 16, 2008 7:14 am

    I have great interest in Macrobrachium, so I was pleasantly surprised to stumble upon your blog.

    Is this natural coloration? Are there closely related epigean species outside the cave?

  2. August 16, 2008 10:00 pm

    Dear sir,

    thanks for visiting my blog.

    The coloration is natural but the brown color is a dirt because the specimens was collected from the cave that polluted by domestic waste.

    You can find other picture of this species on :
    https://cavernicoles.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/cave-crustaceans-of-java/

    thanks

    cahyo

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