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Harlequin Shrimp

Hymenocera picta

Description:

This shrimp has purple and red spots off of its body and two walking legs on each side and large claws, or cheliped. The claws and eyes appear to look flattened and thin. On its head the shrimp has "petal-like sensory antennules" to smell out prey. It usually reaches up to 5 cm or 2 inches, and the male is just a little bit smaller than the female.

Habitat:

Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.


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The MnMs
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The MnMs

Bitung, Sulut, Indonesia

Lat: 1.44, Long: 125.23

Spotted on May 14, 2018
Submitted on Jun 5, 2019

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