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Coleman Shrimps

Periclimenes colemani

Description:

Small Shrimp, around 1.5 cm. Usually, found in pairs, one is bigger than the other, bigger one probably the Female. Body is completely white with spots/stripes of red/maroon.

Habitat:

Lives exclusively on Fire Urchins. They usually cut away the spines of the Fire Urchin and settles on the 'bald' spot of the Fire Urchin. If not disturbed, they live their whole life in the same Fire Urchin.


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9 Comments

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @Jason :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 3 years ago

Gorgeous!! Congrats Albert! Thanks for sharing..

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @Ashley for this SOTD :)

Thanks too, @DrNamgyalT.Sherpa :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 3 years ago

Congrats Kang for the SOTD!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

You constantly amaze us with all your underwater critters Albert, congrats on another Spotting of the Day!

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AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @Koelzow :)

Koelzow
Koelzow 3 years ago

It's cool🐬

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @Emillie :)
A lot of marine Critters can be very colourful once you get lights on them.
Without lights, or to the naked eyes, lots of stuff underwater looks bluish and not so bright.
The first colour to be lost is Red even as shallow as 3 meters depth.
So, for underwater photography/videography, it is essential to have lighting either using a torchlight or strobe light.

EmilieChich
EmilieChich 3 years ago

What a colorful and interesting little creature. Beautiful photo, Albert!

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.76, Long: 120.91

Spotted on May 21, 2013
Submitted on Aug 9, 2015

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