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Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Order Decapoda > prawns and shrimps > Family Alpheidae
Commensal snapping shrimp
awaiting identification*
Family Alpheidae
updated Dec 2019
Where seen? This tiny snapping shrimp is often found under stones and inside sponges. Often found in pairs.

Features: Body 1-2cm long. Usually translucent pale with tiny dark spots.

White snapping shrimps are also often seen in ball soft corals.

Changi, Jun 11

Changi, Jun 11

Changi, May 08

Under a stone.

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

Commensal snapping shrimps on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr
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