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White-banded cleaner shrimp

Lysmata amboinensis

Description:

A broken-back shrimp (Hippolytidae) to 6 cm (2 1/4 in.). Red back with white medial stripe from rostrum to tail. Yellow sides and belly. Long white antennae.

Habitat:

L. amboinensis is naturally part of the reef ecosystem, and is widespread in the Red Sea and tropical Indo-Pacific. Small groups inhabit shallow recesses, feeding by picking parasites and debris from client fishes.

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Cebu, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 16, 2012
Submitted on Jan 1, 2013

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