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Pederson cleaning shrimp
Periclimenes pedersoni
Chace, 1958

Description:
A small shrimp, translucent with bluish or lavender spots on the tail, the abdomen and legs. Size: up to 3 cm.

Habitat:
It lives in association with a variety of sea anemones, like Lebrunia danae, Bartholomea lucida, Bartholomea annulata and Condylactis gigantea. The shrimp waves its antennae to attract fish. It feeds on parasites that it removes from the fish's skin.
Depth: ranges from 2 m down to 20 m.

Distribution:
Al over the Caribbean.

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

Pederson cleaning shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni)