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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

Although this Banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus hipidus ) is known as cleaner shrimp, it is better known as a voracious and efficient predator of small fish. This shrimp when accidently introduced into an aquarium has been known to kill every other fish in the tank in a very short period of time.
Image taken at night on the coral reef surrounding Racha Yai Island off the coast of Phuket, Thailand in the Andaman Sea.

· Date: Tue June 6, 2006 · Reference ID: /22006-03-13-23-05-16 · Views: 6902 ·
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Additional Categories: Banded Coral Shrimp


Small Child at the Shark Exhibit at the Sydney Aquarium
Paul Osmond

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