Ambon Crinoid / Commensal Shrimp

Commensal Shrimp Commensal Shrimp
Ambon Crinoid Shrimp

Credit: Johan Folmeus

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Ambon Crinoid Shrimp

Credit: Johan Folmeus

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Ambon Crinoid Shrimp

Credit: Johan Folmeus

Ambon Crinoid / Commensal Shrimp Laomenes amboinensis
Description

Laomenes amboinensis is sometimes also referred to as Periclimenes amboinensis, and more-commonly known as the (Ambon) Crinoid Shrimp and the Commensal Shrimp. Found in the Indo-Pacific region on feather stars / crinoids. Your best chance of seeing one is while muck diving in Ambon, Indonesia. Colouration varies, depending on the species & colour of the host crinoid.

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class:
Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda (Crustaceans)
Family: Palaemonidae (Palaemonidae)
Genus: Laomenes (Commensal Shrimp)
Species: Laomenes amboinensis
Size
Average Size: 2 centimetres

Ambon Crinoid / Commensal Shrimp - Where Can You Find Them When Scuba diving?

Maldives

Data not yet available

Myanmar/Burma

Malaysia

Data not yet available

Egypt

Data not yet available

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