Heptacarpus palpatoris commonly referred to as Intertidal Coastal Shrimp. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Heptacarpus is a genus of shrimps in the family Thoridae. There are more than 30 described species in Heptacarpus.
Heplacarpus palpator often is found on wharf piles, among algae, and in tide pools at lower tide levels and in shallow subtidal areas. The deepest record is 37 m (Santa Monica Bay, California). The colour is variable in life, from translucent with brown lines to a uniform deep brown.