The 4th day of Fishmas

posted by Veronique Koch on 15 December 2012

On the third day of Fishmas, my dear love gave to me… candy cane shrimp!

 

 

candy cane shrimp photo

 

 

 

Also known as the boxer shrimp, candy cane shrimp (Stenopodidea) are known to be cleaner shrimps on the reefs.

 

 

Fun fact: Candy cane shrimp are actually not shrimp or even prawns at all. They are more closely related to lobsters and crabs.

 

 

Sources for the images can be found here and here.

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