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Philippine Bubble Coral Shrimp

Vir philippinensis


Lives exclusively in the Bubble Coral (Plerogyra sinuosa). Transparent with a thin purple line along the back, claws and legs. Has a purple antennae.


Notice the eggs it is carrying. Spotted at Basura dive spot in Anilao.

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Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Marta. One of my favs this dive :-)

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Wow! I love this spotting!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks PinappleMan :-)

ThePinappleMan 7 years ago

Excellent find!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Leuba. Guess there would be some bioluminescence as most shrimp do have them :-)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

is there some sort of bioluminescence in the shrimp? - absolutely amazing ! - I love the coral as well. Great pics - thanks.

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion JuanDiTrani :-)

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 7 years ago

Hi Eric, this could be a good fit to Mimetic Animals Mission

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.76, Long: 120.92

Spotted on Dec 18, 2011
Submitted on Dec 23, 2011

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