Banded coral shrim
red and white shrimp for cleaning.
|Scientific name||Stenopus hispidus|
|English name||Banded coral shrim|
|Classification details||Decapoda Stenopodidae|
|Full length||about 5cm|
|Distribution||Seas around the world. Pacific coast in Japan.|
A red and white shrimp about 5 cm long. It has bright colors. There are fine spines on the surface of the body. The sense of touch also appears longer.
The Japanese name "Otohime" comes from the gorgeous appearance that reminded me of Otohime.
It inhabits shallow sea reefs and cleans other fish. The individual I photographed was with a lionfish. They sometimes live in pairs in the shade of rocks.
I took a picture of him in the shade of rocks on the foreshore. When I moved the rock to take a closer look, a giraffe mino appeared. It looks like they were spending time together.
When I looked into the shade of the rock during diving, a pair was lurking.
Introducing a picture of Banded coral shrim.