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Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Order Decapoda > prawns and shrimps > Family Alpheidae
White snapping shrimp
awaiting identification*
Family Alpheidae
updated Dec 2019
Where seen? This small white snapping shrimp is often found in Ball flowery soft corals (Family Nephtheidae). Often found in pairs.

Features: Body 1-2cm long. Usually translucent white.

Other tiny snapping shrimps are sometimes found under stones and living inside sponges.

Tuas, Dec 11

Beting Bronok, Jul 08


Beting Bronok, Jul 08

Beting Bronok, Jul 08

Beting Bronok, May 11

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

White snapping shrimps on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores


Changi, May 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.
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