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Diving with Hinge-beak Shrimp

Koh Lanta Marine Life | Rhynchocinetidae
Palaemonid ShrimpAnemone Shrimp

Hinge-beak Shrimp can be found hiding in the corals at all of the dive sites on our Koh Lanta diving trips.

Hinge-beak Shrimps, also known as Dancing Shrimps due to the way they move, are a family of small red, orange and white coloured shrimp with large greenish-bluish eyes. These shrimp are defined by their beak which is hinged and can open upward.

Movable Beak Shrimp are reclusive, difficult to spot shrimp and are mostly nocturnal.

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Durban Dancing Shrimp

(Rhynchocinetes durbanensis)

Durban Dancing Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis)

Rhynchocinetes durbanensis @ Koh Haa

The Durban Dancing Shrimp has a reddish body with many white lines and spots. The abdomen (tail) has a single white line along the upper center and there is a white band separating the main body from the tail.

Durban Dancing Shrimp live in groups, with older males developing long claw arms and growing substantially larger than females.

Koh Lanta Diving with Hinge-beak Shrimp

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