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Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Order Decapoda > Family Hippolytidae > prawns and shrimps
Humpbacked shrimp
awaiting identification*
Family Hippolytidae
updated Jan 2020
Where seen? This tiny green shrimp is sometimes seen on some of our shores near and on reefs, on seagrasses, coral rubble and soft corals.

Features: Less than 1cm long. Body thick with an obvious humped back. A broad long 'nose'. It doesn't have long pincers. Usually green.

Several different species of shrimps might have this appearance.

Sisters Island, Oct 11

Sisters Island, Jan 01

On a flowery soft coral.
Cyrene Reef, Aug 10

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

Humpbacked shrimps on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores


Pulau Sekudu, Jul 20
Photo by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.

Cyrene Reef, Jul 12
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.
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