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Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Order Decapoda > prawns and shrimps > Family Alpheidae
Many-band snapping shrimp
awaiting identification*
Family Alpheidae
updated Dec 2019
Where seen? This snapping shrimp with a long body and many bands is rarely seen. On coral rubble near reefs.

Features: 4-6cm long. Body long, narrow with many pale narrow bands. Some have one or two more prominent white or orange bands.

These snapping shrimps are often seen with shrimp gobies such as the Slender-lined shrimp-goby (Cryptocentrus leptocephalus) and Saddled shrimp-goby (Cryptocentrus maudae).

Beting Bronok, Jul 08

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

Many-banded snapping shrimps on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Chek Jawa, Apr 07
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

Pulau Sekudu, Apr 09
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

Sentosa, Nov 08
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

Tanah Merah, Dec 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Labrador, Dec 07

(Alpheus sp. undescribed)
Pulau Semakau, Sep 05

Next to its moult (with tranparent eyes).
Cyrene Reef, Aug 18
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on facebook.

St. John's Island, Nov 15
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

St. John's Island, Apr 21
Photo shared by Richard Kuah on facebook.

Grateful thanks to Dr Arthur Anker for identifying this shrimp. 
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