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Old 03-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Extinct or endangered?


It's been on my mind for a while now that certain animals have become extinct in the wild, however have continued to been bred by hobbyists. The hobbyists have been doing a huge favor since if not bred in captivity, these animals would have been no more.

1) Are there any shrimp that are considered endangered or functionally extinct in the wild that we as hobbyists are able to continue to breed in captivity to help the species continue?

To me it would be very fulfilling knowing that I'd be helping survival - albeit in an artificial environment.

and 2) Anyone know what the proceedures would be (if any are under protected status) to receive permission to do this?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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It's a lot of paperwork. I was gonna try this for the Asian Arowana and it was a lot of money and legal stuff.

Also didn't help I was a minor at the time.

Usually it isn't allowed unless you have
1. Scientific research licensing/accreditation
2. Like an aquarium attraction licensing
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Okay, then I guess that leaves shrimp that are up for threatened or endangered status, but have not gotten it yet. That would avoid the paperwork and legal problems.

I've found some from Hawaii, but one is in a wild life preserve- so that's a no go obviously. The others would require import/export papers.

Anyone know if there are any in the continental US?
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At the rate I eat shrimp, many of the commercially available ones will be endangered soon.
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LOL I hear they're planning on mutiny by food poison. :p
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:14 PM   #6
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The DNR (Department of Natural Resources) wants people to leave endangered species alone. Collecting is prohibited and thus, selling is also prohibited.

Just for fun here's an endangered list in your state
http://dnr.state.il.us/orc/list_tande_bycounty.pdf

there's a crayfish that's endangered.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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There might be an easier route for you to take.

There are a few shrimp that are not on any lists yet but which quite clearly face serious threats.

Imke at Shrimpsider had a post about them at some point in the last year.

http://shrimpsider.wordpress.com/tag/protect-wildlife/

Opae Ula are in a situation like this. I seem to recall that Princess Bee shrimp and some other shrimp species in Vietnam have faced major habitat problems.
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Thank you madness. I'll check it out.

Thanks mistergreen. I was familiar with that one, but appreciate the thought.
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C Grade CRS? When the last time you guys seen one of those.

One of my side project is to bring C grade back.
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How about plants and fish as well? Not endangered ones but threatened and vulnerable?

Looking for breeders and propagators that have them already would be the route to go.
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There is a shrimp found in the Great Lakes and although not threatened or extinct in fact quite the opposite, that you may be able to get away with taking; As it is a non native species the rules may not apply depending, on your jursidiction it may vary.

The Bloody Red Shrimp bloody red shrimp, a.k.a Hemimysis anomala.

It is an invasive species (believed to have come from Europe) and is believed will negatively affect The Great Lakes Eco-System.

It is a rather neat looking shrimp that appears to have features almost like a riley shrimp, and may pose potential for those that like cross-breed and come up with new looking shrimps.

I have not seen these in Georgian Bay yet or Lake Ontario.

And if you dont like them they may be good feeder foods.

Just a suggestion.
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Thank blinky. However since mature individuals range from 6 to 13 mm in length, I don't think I'd really have a chance to enjoy them.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #13
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Check out these guys http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notostraca


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Not really interested in triops, but thank you mistergreen for the suggestion.
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Alright, you're looking for shrimp shrimp
try this guy, it's a big one
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrobrachium_carcinus

Here's a smaller cousin from Ohio
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrobrachium_ohione
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