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Spotted cleaner shrimp

Periclimenes yucatanicus


These shrimp live among the tentacles of several species of sea anemones. They sway their body and wave their antennae in order to attract fish from which they eat dead tissue, algae and parasites.


Alice in Wonderland dive site in Bonaire.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 hours ago

Congrats Marta and Mark.
Bonaire seems an amazing place.

DanielePralong 3 hours ago

Congratulations The MnMs (Marta and Mark), your beautiful and delicate Spotted Cleaner Shrimp is our Spotting of the Day:

"A tiny and colorful Spotted Cleaner Shrimp (Periclimenes yucatanicus) is photographed at home among the tentacles of a sea anemone in our Spotting of the Day! This species of cleaner shrimp lives in association with a variety of anemones, and is found in the Caribbean Sea. This spotting is a perfect illustration of our 2018 Best Wildlife Photo mission, which emphasizes organisms in their habitats. You can join it here: ".



The MnMs
The MnMs 6 days ago

Thanks, Brian :-)

Brian38 a week ago

Great spotting and pics Marta!

The MnMs
The MnMs a week ago

Thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa ;-)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa a week ago

Marta your down under spottings are just great!

Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Lat: 12.10, Long: -68.29

Spotted on Sep 12, 2017
Submitted on Jan 11, 2018

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