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BANDED CORAL SHRIMP (Stenopus hispidus)
Biodiversity > Marine Life > Crustaceans > Crabs, Prawns, Shrimps and Lobsters

Banded coral shrimp

Cleaner shrimps live in fixed territories in the coral reef areas: long waving tentacles attract fish which stop for a thorough cleaning in which mucous, debris, fungus and unwanted parasites are eaten by the shrimp. One such cleaner shrimp that may be seen while snorkeling at LHI is the red and white Banded Coral shrimp Stenopus hispidus growing to about 10 cm in length, with two long white antennae.

Size: 10cm 

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