Also known as Anemone Shrimp, Commensal Crinoid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Crinoid Shrimp.
Found in the arms of feather stars, over coral and rocky reefs. Highly variable in colour matches host crinoid!
They feed on parasites and plankton.
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