Donald Duck Shrimp (Leander plumosus)

Also known as Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Crocodile Shrimp, Longnose Shrimp, Longsnout Shrimp, Palaemonid Shrimp, Plumed Rock Shrimp, Plumed Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, Tozeuma Ghostpipe Shrimp

Description

Also known as Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Crocodile Shrimp, Longnose Shrimp, Longsnout Shrimp, Palaemonid Shrimp, Plumed Rock Shrimp, Plumed Shrimp, Rock Shrimp, Tozeuma Ghostpipe Shrimp.

Found over seagrass beds, around sponges of shallow coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on algae, crustaceans and zooplankton.
Length - 3.5cm
Depth - 2-30m
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: x

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