Originally Posted by Bombalurina
I should point out, there are many, many different shrimp species sold as glass or ghost srimps, so it's hard to generalise.
There are many different species in the genus that has been given the common name of ghost/glass shrimp. However, if the shrimp is a true ghost/glass shrimp (from the genus Palaemonetes) they should have shorter, smaller clawed arms. That is, as i understand it, one of the genus' identifying characteristics. The problem seems to be in the fact that shrimp from other genus are being sold as shrimp from the genus Palaemonetes.
At this point though I'm pretty sure this is on the verge of getting wildly off topic, lol. Besides, other than the fact that I can find them in the ditch out behind my home & going hunting for them in a college Bio course, I don't really know that much about them. I should probably can it before I come off as a snotty know-it-all or, worse, argumentative.