Pacific Clown Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis)

Also known as Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Eggshell Shrimp, Fivespot Anemone Shrimp, Glass Anemone Shrimp, Pacific Clown Shrimp, Peacock-tail Anemone Shrimp, Pontoniine Shrimp, Shorthand Commensal Shrimp, Shorthead Anemone Shrimp, Snow-capped Shrimp, White-patched Anemone Shrimp, Whitespot Anemone Shrimp

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Also known as Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Eggshell Shrimp, Fivespot Anemone Shrimp, Glass Anemone Shrimp, Pacific Clown Shrimp, Peacock-tail Anemone Shrimp, Pontoniine Shrimp, Shorthand Commensal Shrimp, Shorthead Anemone Shrimp, Snow-capped Shrimp, White-patched Anemone Shrimp, Whitespot Anemone Shrimp.

Found living symbiotically with corals, jellyfish, and sea anemones, over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on algae, parasites, and plankton.
Length - 4cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Indo-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/Periclimenes_brevicarpalis

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