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Pacific Clown Anemone Shrimp

Periclimenes brevicarpalis


This commensal shrimp is also known as Pacific Clown Shrimp, Peacock-tail Anemone Shrimp, Short-head Anemone Shrimp, White-patched Anemone Shrimp, White-spot Anemone Shrimp, Five-spot Anemone Shrimp, Glass Anemone Shrimp, Short-hand Commensal Shrimp, Snow-Capped Shrimp. They feed on parasites, algae and plankton, and grow to about 4cm in length.


Found in sea anemones among coral and rocky reefs. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 4, 2011
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011

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