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Tiger Shrimp

Phyllognathia ceratophthalma


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.

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Blogie 10 years ago

Thanks Gerardo, and all those who've favorited this intriguing shrimp! :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago


Blogie 10 years ago

Muchas gracias, harsuame!

harsuame 10 years ago

Grandioso muy bello

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on May 5, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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