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Graceful Anemone Shrimp

Ancylomenes venustus

Description:

Also known as Venus Shrimp, Venus Anemone Shrimp, Venustus Cleaner Shrimp and Venustus Shrimp. Formerly classified as Periclimenes venustus. The color on this commensal shrimp's transparent abdomen is boomerang-shaped and edged with a darker hue. There are white and purple spots or rings on the tail and claws. They feed on parasites, algae and plankton and grow to about 2.5cm.

Habitat:

Found on sea anemones, bubble coral, mushroom coral and certain types of jellyfish. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 12, 2011
Submitted on Dec 6, 2011

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