Pacific Clown Anemone Shrimp

Periclimenes brevicarpalis

Features

More than 60 species of Periclimenes in Australia; most identified by distinctive colour patterns. This species to 20 mm.

Notes

Common, on coral and rocky reefs; subtidal zone; singly or in pairs, on Haddon’s Anemone, also on other anemones and on sea cucumbers. Northern Australia; Indo-West Pacific.

Pacific Clown Anemone Shrimp, Periclimenes brevicarpalis. Photo courtesy Ian Banks. Pacific Clown Anemone Shrimp, Periclimenes brevicarpalis.
Photo courtesy Ian Banks.

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