Scarlet cleaner shrimp

*This animal is temporarily off exhibit. Scarlet cleaner shrimp have a vivid coloration, with a white line stretching across their red backs and a pair of long white antennae. These shrimp live in symbiosis with carnivorous fish, cleaning off parasites attached to their bodies and leftover food in their mouths. As such, they can enter inside the mouths of other fish without fear of being eaten.

Scientific Name
Lysmata amboinensis
Classification
Order: Decapoda, Family: Hippolytidae
Habitat
South of Sagami Bay, Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean

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