Tosa Commensal Shrimp (Ancylomenes tosaensis)

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

Description

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

Found with their host anemones on mud, rubble and sandy bottoms over coastal reefs.
They feed on detritus and zooplankton.
Length - 2.5cm
Depth - 30-164cm
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://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Ancylomenes-tosaensis.html

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