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Striped Bumble Bee Shrimp

Gnathophyllum americanum


Tiny Shrimp, around 1 cm, Gnathophyllum americanum, commonly known as the Striped Bumblebee Shrimp for its similarity in coloration and stripes of Bumble Bee. This one was trying to 'hide' from me in a crevice where a small air bubble was trapped, letting me the opportunity to take this picture with a little reflection of the Shrimp in the Bubble.


Common throughout tropical lagoons, bays, and reefs usually in the shallows, hiding under coral rubbles, rocks and even sea urchins.

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 1, 2014
Submitted on Aug 9, 2015

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