Coral banded cleaner shrimp
At the Richelieu rock dive site, it’s common to see the coral banded cleaner shrimp ( Stenopus hispidus ). This shrimp can grow up to 6 centimeters and has a specific color pattern. The arms and legs are banded with red and white with a transparent body. It’s for scuba divers it’s a nice sight how this shrimp is sitting on the reefs waving with their white antennas. Advertising passing fish to stop and have a cleanup. The shrimp remove damaged tissue, parasites, and fungi. This shrimp is an important part of the ecosystem to keep the coral reefs and marine life healthy. If you would’ like to see this shrimp you can join one of the liveaboard trips visiting the Richelieu rock dive site.
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