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White-banded cleaner shrimp

Lysmata amboinensis


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.


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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