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Hitching a Ride This Shrimp - Zenopontonia rex, previously known as Periclimenes imperator is taking a ride on a Nudibranch - Hypselodoris tryoni. Anilao,Batangas,Emperor shrimp,Periclimenes imperator,Philippines,Shrimp,Zenopontonia rex Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Hitching a Ride

This Shrimp - Zenopontonia rex, previously known as Periclimenes imperator is taking a ride on a Nudibranch - Hypselodoris tryoni.

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  1. Absolutely beautiful scene and photo, Albert! Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Ferdy :) Posted one year ago
  2. Spectacular! Posted one year ago

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The emperor shrimp is a species of shrimp with a wide distribution across the Indo-Pacific. It lives commensally on a number of hosts, including the sea slug ''Hexabranchus''. A. J. Bruce first described it in 1967 based on eight specimens ranging from 4 millimetres to 7.6 millimetres , and found ''Periclimenes rex'' to be its best resemblance.

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Aug 27, 2019. Captured Jul 30, 2019 09:36.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO640
  • 18mm