A. magnificus, which is also referred to as Periclemenes magnificus, has a transparent body except for opaque white bands (usually with red outlines) on the carapace and segments of the abdomen. The hump on the abdomen and the tail are also white, the latter having blue patches.
This species is commonly found on scleractinian coral (stony coral that look like sea anemone), and sea anemones (especially Dofleinia armata). Common to the Western Pacific Ocean at depths of 3 to 29m.
As divers know, cleaner shrimp will willingly approach if you present your hand for a scuba-diving spa session. (Curiously, though, I've experienced that they will not, or hesitate to, approach if your hand is gloved.) And it's a delight to see them clapping their hands while waiting for the next customer -- as if drawing attention to their underwater services!
Lat: 6.95, Long: 125.67
Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012
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