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Occelated Sawblade Shrimp

Tozeuma lanceolatum


Can be variable in colours from brown, orange, green and yellow. They are easily identified by their slender and elongated body and long beak which is jagged, hence its name - Sawblade. Size up to 5 cm. Occelated Sawblade Shrimp is easily identified from the 2 circles on each side of their body.


Found on rope sponges, algae and sometimes seagrass blades. They feed on parasites, algae and plankton.

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 30, 2016
Submitted on May 13, 2016

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