species: Shrimp 5 in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Shrimp 5


©Anne Hoggett: Shrimp 5 at Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island, 2021. About 30 individuals in the same shallow cave where the species was photographed in 2016.

©Anne Hoggett: Shrimp 5 at Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island, 2021. About 30 individuals in the same shallow cave where the species was photographed in 2016.

©Anne Hoggett: About 20 Shrimp 5 hovered near a colony of the coral Pachyseris speciosa at Vicki's Reef, Lizard island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Species Shrimp 5

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Distinguishing features

A small, transparent shrimp with an extremely long, white rostrum. Hump with a small red bar or spot and a white spot or short streak proximally and distally. Unclawed legs mostly white with narrow red band. Live in groups in shallow caverns where they hang midwater. They are probably cleaners but have not been observed cleaning.

Size

  • Up to 0.4 cm (body length, estimate)

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Distribution

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