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Unalaska, Alaska, United States

Historically cold temperatures made it difficult for invasive species survive in Alaska. The Japanese skeleton shrimp Caprella mutica is now established in Unalaska area and in this observation observed on a buoy line in Nateekin Bay.

Buoy line hosting skeleton shrimp
Elizabeth Mears
Japanese Skeleton Shrimp
Global distribution of Caprella mutica. Introduced range in red.
Skeleton shrimps Caprellidae

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How to Report an Invasive Species

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Caprella mutica