We took an underwater photography trip to the Philippines in December 2016.
NOTE: We are not experts on these animals; if we have misidentified an animal or if you can identify one we could not, please email us and we will correct it.
Shrimps are decapod swimming crustaceans. Shrimps have thin fragile legs which they use primarily for perching.
brownstripe hydroid shrimp, Rapipontonia paragalene
translucent gorgonium shrimp, Manipontonia (Periclimenes) psamathe
Long-nosed rock shrimp, Leander plumosus
popcorn shrimp (Ambonian shrimp), Thor amboinensis
black coral shrimp, Pontonides unciger
The banded coral shrimp is a shrimp-like decapod found worldwide in tropical and even some temperate seas. It is a cleaner shrimp.
banded coral shrimp, Stenopus hispidus
Harlequin shrimps feed on starfish.
harlequin shrimp, Hymenocera elegans
White-headed shrimp, Periclemenes kororensis
Coleman shrimps live symbiotically with sea urchins. They have hooks on the ends of their walking legs to attach themselves to the spines of the sea urchin.
Coleman shrimp, Periclemenes colemani
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