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Hinge-beak Shrimp


Palaemonid Shrimps Anemone Shrimp

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) @ Koh Haa

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.

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