Wire Coral Shrimp (Pseudopontonides principis)

Also known as Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp


Also known as Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp.

Found on stems of wire corals, blending in with the coral colours, over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on algae, parasites and plankton.
Length - 1.5cm
Depth - 13-70m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

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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