species: Manipontonia psamathe cf. in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Manipontonia psamathe cf.

©Anne Hoggett: Two of many Manipontonia psamathe cf. on a sea fan away from base of reef slope near Bird Islet, Lizard Island, depth about 28 m.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Palaemonidae
Genus Manipontonia
Species Manipontonia psamathe cf.

Distinguishing features

A translucent shrimp long that associates with gorgonians. A small red and white saddle on abdominal hump and red line extending from rostrum tip to abdomen and possibly beyond. Similar to Manipontonia psamathe as illustrated by Humann and Deloach (2010) except there is a single red line rather than two.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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.