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Striped Shrimp in Soft Coral

Lembeh Striped Shrimp

On yesterdays afternoon dive we went out to see Harlequin Shrimps (and we also found several ones). But before looking for Harlequins in the shallows i spend some time around some Bommies a little bit off the dive side. I took my time scanning the Ascidian Clusters for cool Micro Critters like Nudibranchs, Flatworms or Shrimps. This is when i found this little guy in between  the tiny soft corals and Xenia Corals of a Ascidian Patch. Please note the beautiful stripe pattern and the little patch of red dots on the bent part of his back. I don’t know how it’s called, but i think it is a very beautiful shrimp.

  1. 24/04/2012 at 5:28 AM

    Hmm, it somehow doesn’t resemble the humpbacked commensal shrimp (Hippolyte commensalis) although it could be. This one has a very distinct pattern and looks more slender. What a great catch!

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