Durban Dancing / Hingebeak Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Durban Dancing / Hingebeak Shrimp

(Rhynchocinetes durbanensis) is commonly known as the Durban Dancing Shrimp Hingebeak Prawn or Camel/Candy Shrimp and more. It's an attractive species common with photographers across the Indo-Pacific region and often found in groups. Better photographs can be taken during daytime, but this species is more active at night.

Durban Dancing Shrimp
Hingebeak Prawn / Durban Dancing Shrimp
Credit: Pablo Mallegol Dahlgren
Durban Dancing Shrimps
Hingebeak/Durban Dancing Shrimps
Credit: Isabell van Meir
Durban Dancing / Hingebeak Shrimp Rhynchocinetes durbanensis
Scientific Rank
Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Order: Decapoda (Crustaceans)
Family: Rhynchocinetidae (Rhynchocinetidae)
Genus: Rhynchocinetes (Rhynchocinetes)
Species: Rhynchocinetes durbanensis
Average Size: 4 centimetres

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