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Banded coral shrimp
Stenopus hispidus

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DistributionRange:

BES-eilanden: St. Eustatius.

Author:

[Marion Haarsma, march, 2014]; [Niels Schrieken, juli 2014]

Literature:

- Humann, P., & DeLoach, N. (2002). Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas (p. 420). Jacksonville (FL): New World Publications.

Summary:

Saltwatershrimps. Red and white banded body and claws, with bands occasionally bordered in purple. Two pairs of long, white, hairlike antennae. Walking legs ans some parts of the body are often translucent. Third (middle) pair of legs are enlarged and, as a consequence, are sometimes  of unequal size.

ToBeConfusedWith:

- Golden coral shrimp Stenopus scutellatus

Characteristics:

Size: 6 cm.
Colour: Transparent, but the carapace, abdomen and the large third pereiopod are all banded red and white. The antennae and other pereiopods are white.
Shape: Shrimplike body with long claws and long antennae.

HabitatEnvironmentAndEcology:

Inhabits reefs. Cleaning shrimp; perch near the openings of recesses or sponges.

 
   

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