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Pederson Cleaner Shrimp

       
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Size: 3/4" to 1 inch
Distinctive Features: Transparent body and legs covered with purple to lavender spots. Two pairs of long white hair like antennae.
 
Description: Cleaning shrimp that perch on the tentacles of anemones and sway their bodies and wave their antennae to attract fish.
 
 
Abundance & Distribution: Common South Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean.
 
 
Habitat & Behavior: Live in association with a variety of anemones, especially Corkscrew Anemones.
 
Reaction to Divers: Unafraid; if bare hand is slowly extended shrimp may swam out and attempt to clean fingers.
 
 
 
 
   
   
 
 
     
     
         
     
       
       
     
     
   
   
   
                       
                     
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