Anemone shrimp / Anemonen-Garnele

(Periclimenes brevicarpalis and Periclimenes venustus)

Anemone shrimp - Anemonen Garnele

This Anemone Shrimp is nearly transparent and thus quite difficult to find. It is perched on a Branching Anemone (Megalactis griffithis), which seems to attract all kinds of shrimps. Don't confuse this anemone with the "Hell's Fire Sea Anemone", which looks nearly the same, but stings very much (Actinodendron glomeratum).

Anemone shrimp - Anemonen Garnele

The shrimp on this anemone is a differnt species, Ancylomenes venustus (before Periclimenes venustus), which has different coloured legs and carpace.

Bali and Manado, Indonesia 2005

Nikon Coolpix 5000 in sealux housing and subtronic flash

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