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Scarlet-striped cleaning shrimp
Lysmata grabhami
(Gordon, 1935)

Description:
Like all members of this group of shrimps, the Stenopodids, the third pair of walking legs is of different shape and bears claws.
The colors make identification easy. A bright white stripe flanked by two broad red bands extend from the antennae to the tip of the tail. The color of the rest of the animal is cream to yellow. Two pairs of bright white antennae.

Habitat:
Inhabits the coral reefs near openings or recesses. The shrimp waves its antennae to attract fish. It will feed on the parasites it removes from the fish's skin.
Depth: ranges from 1 m down to 30 m.

Distribution:
Occurs in shallow reef areas al over the Caribbean.

Remarks:
When approached carefully with an extended hand, it may come out of its protection to clean it.

Scarlet-striped cleaning shrimp (Lysmata grabhami)