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Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta) Monument, Lembeh. Night dive. Geotagged,Harlequin shrimp,Hymenocera picta,Indonesia,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta)

Monument, Lembeh. Night dive.

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  1. What a fabulous creature! Posted 4 months ago

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''Hymenocera picta'', commonly known as the harlequin shrimp, is a species of saltwater shrimp found at coral reefs in the tropical Indian and Pacific oceans. It is usually considered the only species in the genus ''Hymenocera'', but some split it into two species: ''H. picta'' from the central and east Pacific where the spots are deep pinkish-purple with a yellow edge, and ''H. elegans'' from the Indian Ocean and west Pacific where the spots are more brownish and have a blue edge. They reach about.. more

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 13, 2018. Captured May 14, 2018 12:55 in Unnamed Road, Batulubang, Lembeh Sel., Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO200
  • 18mm