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Harlequin shrimp, is usually cream colored or white with occasional spots,they reach about 5 centimetres in length, live in pairs and feed exclusively on starfish. It does seem to prefer smaller, more sedentary starfish, but if it is not sufficient for its needs, it will attack Acanthaster, both reducing its consumption of coral while under attack, and killing it within a few days. When it comes to males and females, the females are larger and have colored abdominal plates unlike the males.
It is found in Indo-Pacific below the intertidal zone on coral reefs.
Spotted on Feb 22, 2019
Submitted on Feb 22, 2019
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