Whip Coral Shrimp (Pontonides unciger) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving
Whip Coral Shrimp (Pontonides unciger) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Whip Coral Shrimp

Pontonides unciger is often referred to as the Whip Coral Shrimp and is a very difficult species to find due to their size and camouflage. Individuals' colouration normally matches the colour of the whip coral that they inhabit.

Whip Coral Shrimp
Whip Coral Shrimp
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Whip Coral Shrimp
Whip Coral Shrimp
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Whip Coral Shrimp Pontonides unciger
Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class:
Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda (Crustaceans)
Family: Palaemonidae (Palaemonidae)
Genus: Pontonides (Whip Coral Shrimp)
Species: Pontonides unciger
Size
Average Size: 2 centimetres

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