Also known as Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Leopard Anemone Commensal Shrimp, Leopard Shrimp, Pontoniid Shrimp, Sea Anemone Shrimp.
Found living with their host anemone - Tiger Anemone Gorgonian Wrapper (Nemanthus nitidus.
They feed on mucus, parasites, plankton, dead skin.
Length - 2cm
Depth - 30-70m
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