Zanzibar Whip Coral Shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving
Zanzibar Whip Coral Shrimp (Dasycaris zanzibarica) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Zanzibar Whip Coral Shrimp

Dasycaris zanzibarica Zanzibar Whip Coral Shrimp are found across the Indo-West-Pacific, even though the name suggests eastern Africa. they are incredibly small and hard to spot, making them a prized species for eagle-eyed photograpthers.

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

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