species: Ancylomenes sp 2 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ancylomenes sp 2


©Lyle Vail: Ancylomenes sp 2 on anemone Cryptodendrum adhaesivum at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Ancylomenes sp 2 on anemone Cryptodendrum adhaesivum at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.

©Lyle Vail: Ancylomenes sp 2 on anemone Megalactis sp at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Palaemonidae
Genus Ancylomenes
Species Ancylomenes sp 2

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Distinguishing features

A small, transparent shrimp with distinctive colour pattern: a triangular marking on on the 'hump' (third abdominal segment) with the base made up of three forward-pointing white 'fingers' tipped with purple and the apex at rear tipped comprising a white patch lined with a purple arc distally. Uropods white, the outer ones with large round or crescent-shaped purple patches. Associates with anemones Cryptodendrum adhaesivum and Megalactis sp.

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