Also known as Anemone Cleaner Shrimp, Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Crystal Shrimp, Glass Shrimp, Magnificent Cleaner Shrimp, Magnificent Commensal Shrimp, Magnificent Partner Shrimp, Magnificent Shrimp.
Found at their cleaning stations over sandy bottoms often on hard corals or in the arms Dofleinia armata anemones.
They feed on mucus, parasites, plankton dead skin.
Length - 2.5cm
Depth - 3-30m
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancylomenes_magnificus