I found this small creature in my water bucket which i filled from my water tank. I would like to know what kind of creature I have found here.

Features which ought to help for identification:

  • Size = 1 cm
  • 2.Transparent or semi Transparent
  • 4 thread like legs
  • 6 tentacles
  • 2 black dots possibly eyes
  • It can swim
  • Triangular tail (Fish Like)
  • Found in Karachi City, Pakistan.


  • $\begingroup$ I think I see 6 legs in the picture. Could that be? $\endgroup$
    – RHA
    Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 21:28
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    $\begingroup$ I looks a bit like a shrimp (Caridea) $\endgroup$
    – RHA
    Commented Mar 8, 2016 at 21:45
  • $\begingroup$ The triangular "tail" is actually the tail fan made of five parts. The central part of it is the final segment of the body and either side is composed of the two parts of a modified leg. Were you to investigate it more closely you'd thus discover it is not at all "fish like" $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 9, 2016 at 13:51
  • $\begingroup$ It looks very similar to the grey shrimps that can be catched on sandy beaches of Normandy (on the English Channel). $\endgroup$
    – bli
    Commented Mar 9, 2016 at 15:14

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It looks very similar to freshwater shrimp from this site:

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