Banded Cleaner Shrimp (species: Stenopus hispidus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Stenopus hispidus
Banded Cleaner Shrimp

©Anne Hoggett: Stenopus hispidus at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: A pair of Stenopus hispidus at Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: One of a pair of Stenopus hispidus upside down in a hole at Mermaid Cove, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Stenopodidae
Genus Stenopus
Species Stenopus hispidus



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Other references

  • Becker, J.H.A. (2006). Interactions between cleaner shrimp and their client fishes on coral reefs, Ph.D. thesis, University of Queensland. LIRS catalog number 978.
  • Stewart, B.D. (1998). Interactions between piscivorous coral reef fishes and their prey, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Australia. LIRS catalog number 593.