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Family Hippolytidae

Tozeuma armata

Paulson, 1875

Saw-blade Shrimp

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Red Sea and South Africa to Indonesia, New Caledonia and Japan.

Size: 2 inches (5 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow coral reefs and lives solely on Black Corals.

Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the home tropical aquarium trade.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Malacostraca

    Order: Decapoda

    Family: Hippolytidae

    Genus: Tozeuma

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

Rarely ever seen in the wild and a nocturnal, odd-shaped shrimp.

 Tozeuma armata (Saw-blade Shrimp)
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