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Tiger Shrimp

Phyllognathia ceratophthalma

Description:

Also known as Dragon Shrimp and Spiny Tiger Shrimp. They are known to feed on sea stars, and grow to about 2cm in length.

Habitat:

Found usually in pairs on sponges but especially on algae of coral and rocky reefs; rarely moves far from the same spot.

Notes:

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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4 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 7 years ago

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

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

WOW!

Blogie
Blogie 7 years ago

Muchas gracias, harsuame!

harsuame
harsuame 7 years ago

Grandioso muy bello

Blogie
Spotted by
Blogie

Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Lat: 6.95, Long: 125.67

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

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