By Bob Goemans
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Family Palaemonidae

Actinimenes inornatus

(Kemp, 1920)

Anemone Shrimp

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean

Size: 1 inch (2 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef areas near sponges and areas under overhangs.

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


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Malacostraca

    Order: Decapoda

    Family: Palaemonidae

    Genus: Actinimenes

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

Usually associated with Stichodactyla or Heteractis anemones.

 Actinimenes inornatus (Anemone Shrimp)
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