Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Cleaner & Rock Shrimps, Red Spot Anemone Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, Caridean Shrimp.
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Also known as Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Cleaner & Rock Shrimps, Red Spot Anemone Shrimp, Rock Shrimp and Caridean Shrimp.
This shrimp regularly seen at cleaning stations waiting for customers.
Transparent with a hump back and red and white spots.
They feed on parasites, algae and plankton.
Length - 3cm
Depth - 3-30m
Widespread Western Indo-Pacific
Often if a divers hand is near to a cleaner shrimps, they will hop on board and perform a manicure!
Carid shrimps occur worldwide in almost every habitat, from sea water to fresh water and can be found all over the reef.
They are generally respected by other creatures, often sharing burrows and holes and working as housekeepers.
They will wave their antennae around to attract customers, they then proceed to clean outside and inside the creatures mouths, gills etc,.
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