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Harlequin shrimp

Hymennocera Picta

Description:

Brightly white & pink coloured shrimp, about 5 centimetres in length. Feeds on starfish & algae

Habitat:

In holes at rock & coral reef. Spotted this one at 12 metres depth. Found all over the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii.

Notes:

Known in spanish as "Camarón payaso".

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2 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Grate shot

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 9 years ago

Good spot, have not see this color yet, those i came across always blue and white with yellow line.

PieterHartog
Spotted by
PieterHartog

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Feb 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012

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