By Bob Goemans
Site Supported in Part by:
Real Reef Rock 

Family Palaemonidae

Periclimenes colemani

Bruce, 1975

Colemans Shrimp

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Malaysia to Australia.

Size: 1 inch (2 cm)

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef areas and is found living with 'only' Asthenosoma varium fire urchins.

Aquarium Suitability: Shown here for identification only.


    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Arthropoda

    Class: Malacostraca

    Order: Decapoda

    Family: Palaemonidae

    Genus: Periclimenes

FYI: Shown here for identification only.

Depends upon the cleaning process for its food.

Often has lateral bloating due to internal parasites (Andy Ferrari, 2006).

 Periclimenes colemani (Colemans Shrimp)
Photo © Andrea & Antonella Ferrari
Site Supported in Part by:
Boyd Enterprises