By Bob Goemans
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Family Palaemonidae

Hamopontonia corallicola

Bruce, 1970

Popcorn Shrimp, Egg Shell Shrimp

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: East Africa to Malaysia to Indonesia and Great Barrier Reef.

Size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef areas and is found living with mushroom corals.

Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the home aquarium trade.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Malacostraca

    Order: Decapoda

    Family: Palaemonidae

    Genus: Hamopontonia

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

Lives basically with Discosoma and Rhodactis spp.

Depends upon the cleaning process for its food.

 Hamopontonia corallicola (Popcorn Shrimp, Egg Shell Shrimp)
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