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Family Palaemonidae

Urocaridella antonbrunii

(Bruce, 1967)

Rock Cleaner Shrimp

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean

Size: 1.5 inches (3 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef areas and often floats in the water so as to visit fish to perform the cleaning process.

Aquarium Suitability: Not collected for the home aquarium trade.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Malacostraca

    Order: Decapoda

    Family: Palaemonidae

    Genus: Urocaridella

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

Would not last long in home aquariums with fishes!

 Urocaridella antonbrunii (Rock Cleaner Shrimp)
Photo © Andrea & Antonella Ferrari
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