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Coleman Shrimps

Periclimenes colemani


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.


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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AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Jason :)

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 5 years ago

Gorgeous!! Congrats Albert! Thanks for sharing..

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Ashley for this SOTD :)

Thanks too, @DrNamgyalT.Sherpa :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Congrats Kang for the SOTD!

AshleyT 5 years ago

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



AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Koelzow :)

Koelzow 5 years ago

It's cool🐬

AlbertKang 5 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 5 years ago

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

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Batangas, Philippines

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

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