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Red night shrimp
Rhynchocinetes rigens
Gordon, 1936

Description:
This nocturnal shrimp has large dark eyes that light up in torchlight. It has a red body with white or light bands across its body.
Size: up to 6 cm.

Habitat:
Since this is a nocturnal shrimp, it is hidden deep in the reef during the day. At night it is more often visible, though still shy. Its large eyes are easily seen in torchlight.
Depth: ranges from 6 m down to 30 m.

Distribution:
All throughout the Caribbean.

Remarks:
The Red night shrimp Rhinchocinetes rigens also is red with light bands, but its bands run across its body.

Red night shrimp (Rhynchocinetes rigens)