Also known as Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Sea Whip Coral Shrimp, Whip Coral Partner Shrimp, Whip Shrimp, Wire Coral Shrimp.
Found only on Black Coral - Cirripathes, taking on the colour and pattern of the coral to blend in.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 1.5cm
Depth - 0-5m
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,. (edit) Ref: https://www.sealifebase.org/summary/Pontonides-unciger.html