Anton Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp (Urocaridella antonbruunii)

Also known as Bruun's Cleaner Shrimp, Bruun's Cleaning Partner Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Cleaning Partner Shrimp, Cleaning Rock Pool Shrimp, Clear Cleaner Shrimp, Floating Shrimp, Jelly Cleaner Shrimp, Red Arrow Cleaning Shrimp, Red-white Cleaner Shrimp, Rock Cleaner Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, Spotted Cleaner Shrimp

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Also known as Bruun's Cleaner Shrimp, Bruun's Cleaning Partner Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Cleaning Partner Shrimp, Cleaning Rock Pool Shrimp, Clear Cleaner Shrimp, Floating Shrimp, Jelly Cleaner Shrimp, Red Arrow Cleaning Shrimp, Red-white Cleaner Shrimp, Rock Cleaner Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, Spotted Cleaner Shrimp.

Found in colonies at cleaning stations over sheltered patch reefs or on the fish sometimes several at a time!
They feed on algae, parasites and plankton.
Transparent with a dense red and white pattern.
Length - 3cm
Depth - 2-60m
Widespread Western Central 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://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urocaridella_antonbruunii

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