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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 a coral reef surrounding an island in the Banda Sea in Indonesia.

· Date: Mon July 14, 2008 · Reference ID: all/220070930_185432810 · Views: 4861 ·
Keywords: stenopodidae clean cleaner crustacean indo pacific hunt hunter predator gbr boxing shrimp claws
Additional Categories: Sept 2007 Banda Sea - Raja Empat Indonesia

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