On yesterdays afternoon dive we went out to see Harlequin Shrimps (and we also found several ones). But before looking for Harlequins in the shallows i spend some time around some Bommies a little bit off the dive side. I took my time scanning the Ascidian Clusters for cool Micro Critters like Nudibranchs, Flatworms or Shrimps. This is when i found this little guy in between the tiny soft corals and Xenia Corals of a Ascidian Patch. Please note the beautiful stripe pattern and the little patch of red dots on the bent part of his back. I don’t know how it’s called, but i think it is a very beautiful shrimp.
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Arne Kuilman · April 24, 2012 at 5:28 am
Hmm, it somehow doesn’t resemble the humpbacked commensal shrimp (Hippolyte commensalis) although it could be. This one has a very distinct pattern and looks more slender. What a great catch!
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