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Shrimps

Banded Coral Shrimp

Stenopus hispidus

       
(1,6: Mala Pier, Maui / 2-3: Kaloko Arches, Kona / 4: Three Fingers, Kauai / 5: Kahalu'u Beach Park, Kona / 7: Hale O Honu, Kauai / 8: Turtle Heaven, Kona)

Banded coral shrimp sometimes act as cleaner shrimp for eels:

(1: Ice Box, Kauai)

They fluoresce under UV light.  This shot was taken a few seconds after the 6th shot above.

(1: Kahalu'u Beach Park, Kona)


Banded Hingebeak Shrimp

Cinetorhyncus fasciatus

(1: Kaloko Arches, Kona)


Barred Wire Coral Shrimp

Pontonides ankeri

 
(1-2: Fast Lanes, Kauai / 3: High Rock, Kona)

In the second shot, it's on the left edge of the wire coral towards the top; down lower is a wire coral goby.


Flameback Coral Shrimp

Stenopus pyrsonotus

   
(1-2: Kaloko Arches, Kona / 3: Lighthouse, Lanai / 4: The Dome, Kona)


Marbled Shrimp

Saron marmoratus

        
(1-2: Pawai, Kona / 3: Hoover's, Kona / 4-5: Mala Pier, Maui / 6-9: Pahoehoe Beach, Kona)

Males have ridiculously long front arms.  Females have furry front arms.


Sea Star Shrimp

Periclimenes soror

   
(1: Garden Eel Cove, Kona / 2-3: Horseshoe Reef, Oahu / 4: Turtle Canyons, Oahu)

These tiny shrimp live on sea stars.  If you (gently) turn over a cushion star, sometimes you can find a shrimp on the bottom.

(1: Turtle Canyons, Oahu)


White-Stripe Cleaner Shrimp

Lysmata amboinensis

  
(1-2: Lip Service, Kauai / 3: Hale O Honu, Kauai)


White-Stripe Urchin Shrimp

Stegopontonia commensalis

(1: Golden Arches, Kona)

There are two shrimp in the photo, with purple and white striped bodies.