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Family Palaemonidae

Cuapetes kororensis

(Bruce, 1967)

Mushroom Coral Ghost Shrimp

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Malaysia and Indonesia to the Marshall Islands.

Size: 1.5 inches (4 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits various coral reef environments, mainly living with Heliofungia (Plate corals) and/or sea anemones.

Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the home aquarium trade.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Malacostraca

    Order: Decapoda

    Family: Palaemonidae

    Genus: Cuapetes

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

Depends upon the cleaning process for its food.

 Cuapetes kororensis (Mushroom Coral Ghost Shrimp)
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