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White-Banded Cleaner Shrimp Video Stock Footage

Adult shrimp can reach a body length of 5–6 centimetres (2.0–2.4 in) with two pairs of long white antennae. The body and legs are pale amber in colour with longitudinal bands on the carapace: one central white band is flanked by wider scarlet red bands. There are several symmetrical white spots on the red tail. The most anterior antennae fork into two making the shrimp appear to have three pairs of antennae. As with all decapods there are 10 pairs of walking legs, with the most anterior pair having forceps (pincers). Anterior to the walking legs are a pair of white maxillipeds used for feeding. Underneath the thorax behind the walking legs are paired pleopods (swimmerets) used for swimming and brooding eggs. L. amboinesis have a pair of stalked eyes though experiments suggest they have coarse vision and are colour blind this low spatial resolution makes it unlikely they can see the striking patterns of other shrimps or tropical fish. Learn more about White-Banded Cleaner Shrimp

View related species in family group: Shrimp and Prawn

Animalia: Arthropoda: Decapoda: Malacostraca: Hippolytidae: Lysmata amboinensis

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