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Sun, June 25, 2006

Lembeh ‘06 Favorite of the Day, June 25, 2006    [ Diving,Photography,Travel ]

This is a shrimp called Vir phillippinensis. They are very tiny and live in bubble coral such as that seen here. If you inspect bubble coral, you will frequently see them, but most of the time they are overlooked, as they are very small and transparent. This one is missing one of its front claws, but it is very pretty anyway. There are some variations in stripe pattern and color in the ones I’ve seen in Indonesia and Thailand.

Bubble coral shrimp


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