Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes sarasvati)

Also known as Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp

Description

Also known as Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp.

Found on various host anemones and corals over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on parasites and plankton.
Length - 2.5cm
Depth - 2-40m
Widespread Western 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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