Blue Mud Shrimp

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Photo Credit: Gregory Krutzikowsky, ODFW

Overview

  • Species Common Name Blue Mud Shrimp
  • Species Scientific Name Upogebia pugettensis

Ecoregions

Special needs

Blue mud shrimp are dependent upon limited, specialized habitat available only in estuaries.

Limiting factors

This species is adversely affected by a non-native, parasitic isopod that inhibits reproduction.

Conservation actions

Monitor status of burrowing shrimp populations at index sites. Gather information to fill data gaps. Adapt management to findings.