Blue Mud Shrimp

Photo Credit: Gregory Krutzikowsky, ODFW


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


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.