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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 accidentally introduced into an aquarium has been known to kill every other fish in the tank in a very short period of time.
Image taken on the Wheeler Reef System off of Townsville, Queenland on the Great Barrier reef System in Australia.

· Date: Sat March 17, 2007 · Reference ID: /22007-01-01_20-53-59 · Views: 4131 ·
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Massive Plate Coral Colony - Acropora hyacinthus
Paul Osmond

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