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Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp

Ancylomenes sarasvati

Description:

Small ghost shrimp perched on a beautiful anemone.

Habitat:

Coral Reef. Anemone at Sepoc Wall

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8 Comments

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 5 years ago

Hi Leuba. I think your right about it being hard coral. I always just assumed it was an anemone as the shrimp is an Anemone Shrimp. I'll take a closer look next time. Thanks so much.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks Andrew. Your specimen might be a hard coral ( not anemone) with lovely pale polyps. I am no expert but it looks like Euphyllia ancora, commonly known as Hammer Coral, judging by pics on the web. Look forward to seeing shots of the coral -thanks again.

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 5 years ago

Thanks Leuba. I'm so sorry. I looked at the other pictures that I took and they all show about the same amount of the anemone. Next time I dive I look for one of these as I see them reasonably often.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Lovely shrimp & anemone. Andrew, I would love to see more of the anemone as well if you have any shots ?? Thanks - just being greedy. The whorly shapes look interesting.

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 5 years ago

Thanks for the link with the information SukanyaDatta. :) Very cool.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

http://miguelsdiving.com/blog/2003/08/31...

My guess was right...see, what I found just now...interesting, no?

andreweleighton
andreweleighton 5 years ago

Hi SukanyaDatta, I'm not sure what the connection is. Couldn't find anything written about it. Sorry.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Sarasvati is an intriguing name...she is the Hindu Goddess of learning...I wonder what the connection is. Any idea|?

andreweleighton
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andreweleighton

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on May 30, 2015
Submitted on Jun 6, 2015

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