species: Cinetorhynchus hendersoni in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Cinetorhynchus hendersoni

©Anne Hoggett: Cinetorhynchus hendersoni at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island, as found at night.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Rhynchocinetidae
Genus Cinetorhynchus
Species Cinetorhynchus hendersoni



Distinguishing features

A small, dark red shrimp that is very common on shallow reefs at night, with red eyeshine.


  • Up to 2 cm (estimated body length)



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Baeza, J.A., R.T. Brauer, J. Okuno and M. Thiel (2014). Molecular phylogeny of hinge-beak shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea: Rhynchocinetes and Cinetorhynchus) and allies: a formal test of familiar and generic monophyly using a multilocus phylogeny, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 172: 426-450. LIRS catalog number 1822.