Ambon Criniod Shrimp (Laomenes amboinensis)

Also known as Anemone Shrimps, Commensal Crinoid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimps, Crinoid Shrimp, Crinoid Shrimps

Description

Also known as Anemone Shrimps, Commensal Crinoid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimps, Crinoid Shrimp, Crinoid Shrimps.

Found in the arms of feather stars over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on parasites and plankton.
Highly variable in colour matches host crinoid!
Length - 2cm
Depth - 5-35m
Widespread Indo-West 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,. Ref: https://www.sealifebase.org/summary/Laomenes-amboinensis.html

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