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Magnificent Anemone Shrimp

Ancylomenes magnificus


Formerly referred to as Periclimenes magnificus, and also known as Magnificent Commensal Shrimp, Magnificent Cleaner Shrimp, Magnificent Partner Shrimp, Crystal Shrimp and Glass Shrimp. They feed on parasites (found on fish that they clean), algae and plankton. They grow to a length of about 2.5cm.


Found on sandy bottoms often on soft corals and sea anemones, and can often be observed cleaning fish. They can be spotted at depths of 3 to 30m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.


This and other types of anemone shrimp are fairly common in these waters.

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Blogie 8 years ago

Thanks, Karen!

KarenL 8 years ago

Nice spot Blogie!

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 17, 2011
Submitted on Jan 27, 2012

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