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Also known as Dragon Shrimp and Spiny Tiger Shrimp. They are known to feed on sea stars, and grow to about 2cm in length.
Found usually in pairs on sponges but especially on algae of coral and rocky reefs; rarely moves far from the same spot.
This critter seems to like this type of algae (see 4th photo). Its mate was below the rock and didn't want to come out for the photo session.
Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012
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Thanks Gerardo, and all those who've favorited this intriguing shrimp! :)
Muchas gracias, harsuame!
Grandioso muy bello