Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera elegans)

Harlequin Shrimp-Facts and Photographs

The Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta) is one of the more colourful and ornate shrimps around. Their ornate specialised mouth parts and sensory organs elicit a second look, along with leaving one wondering...
Marbled shrimp ( Saron marmoratus )

Marbled Shrimp-Facts and Photographs

The Marbled shrimp ( Saron marmoratus ) is also known as the Saron Shrimp, Eyespot Shrimp or Carid Shrimp. They are rather ungainly looking shrimp with a fairly long rostrum. Their hairy looking  backs and ...
Durban Dancing Shrimp - Rhynchocinetes durbanensis

Durban Dancing Shrimp- Facts and Photographs

The Durban Dancing Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis) is also known as the camel shrimp, camelback shrimp, candy shrimp and the hingebeak prawn.  They obtain the dancing part of their  name from the sidewa...
banded coral shrimp (Tenopus hispidus) is also known as the banded cleaner shrimp.

Banded Coral Shrimp-Facts and Photographs

The banded coral shrimp (Tenopus hispidus) is also known as the banded cleaner shrimp and the Boxer Shrimp. They are shrimp-like decapod crustaceans belonging to the infraorder Stenopodidea. Their bright re...
underwater macro photography

Dancing Shrimp in Formation

A runner-up in Underwater Photographer of the Year, this image was taken on a dive site mooring, a large concrete block, which was covered in pink sponge...
Hinge Beak Shrimp

Hinge Beak Shrimp

An unknown species of Hinge Beak ShrimpCinetorhynchus, possibly reticulatos, commonly known as a hinge beak shrimp sits on the coral feeding. Hinge beak shrimps are nocturnal and are mainly reddish in colo...
Rhynchocinetes durbanensis

Preparing to Chow Down

A camel Shrimp Flatworm (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis), also known as a dancing shrimp, prepares to chow down on a flatworm in Dar es Salaam. Shrimp eat whatever they can find on the reef; worms, fish, shellf...

Anemone Shrimp

Anemone Shrimp photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia. Photographed with a Nikon D7000 with a 60 mm lense, f/22.0, 1/60, iso 200. For more information click here Photo w...

Harlequin Shrimp

Acouple of harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta), spotted on a coral reef while scuba diving off the coast of Tofo, Mozambique. Harlequin shrimp feed exclusively on starfish, including the crown-of-thorns sta...
Banded

Banded Coral Shrimp

A banded coral shrimp (Stenopus hispidus) photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Here the cleaner shrimp advertises to passing fish by slowly waving its long white antenna...
flat-bodied crab (Percnon planissimum)

The Flat-Bodied Crab- Facts and Photographs

The Flat-bodied Crab (Percnon planissimum) is also known as the Flat Rock Crab and the Sally Lightfoot Crab and the Nimble Spray Crab. They are common inhabitants of the shallows on the East African coast and...

Dar Dancing Shrimp

A Dar Dancing Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis), also known as the camel shrimp, candy shrimp and hinge-beak shrimp. This red and white striped crustacean is distinguished by a moveable beak that is usual...
Cleaner Shrimp

A “Deep” Cleaning

A video of dive instructor, Brad Crawford, getting a "deep" cleaning by cleaner shrimp in Njao Gap of Pemba Island. Brad approaches a cleaning station on a wall of reef approximately 20 meters deep, full of ...

A “Deep” Cleaning

Dive instructor deep cleaning, Brad Crawford, from Swahili Divers, getting his teeth cleaned, 20 meters below by a cleaner shrimp. Photo taken at DF Milan Wall in the Fundu Gap of Pemba Island. For more pho...

A Colorful Shrimp

A beautifully Colorful Mantis Shrimp, photographed in Njao Gap of Pemba Island. Note the shrimp's compound eyes, which are made up of tens of thousands of ommatidia. Learn more about the eyes of a mantis sh...
shrimp

The Unrealized Shrimp

The unrealized beauty and behavior of a shrimp, filmed during a night dive in Dar es Salaam. Fluorescent orange eyes glow in the distance and shuffle deeper into the sand as I get closer. I glance below me, ...