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Red-banded shrimp
Awaiting identification*
updated Feb 2020
Where seen? This plump shrimp with pretty red bands is sometimes seen on many of our Southern shores, on coral rubble and near seagrasses. It is more active at night and usually seen alone.

Features: 2-3cm long. Body short and plump. Body may be transparent or red, with six red bands. Tail with reddish tips. Sometimes with white spots on the head and upper body, and a white band on the body. Eyes large are far apart. Short front limbs also banded red.

Several different species of shrimps might have this appearance.

Pulau Hantu, Jan 06

With eggs!

Sentosa, Sep 08

Just moulted?

Sisters Islands, Sep 05

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

Red-banded shrimps on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Terumbu Pempang Tengah, May 11
Photo shared by Ivan Kwan on flickr.

Raffles Lighthouse, Nov 16
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Pulau Senang, Aug 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Pulau Pawai, Dec 09
Photo shared by James Koh on his flickr.

Grateful thanks to Dr Arthur Anker for identifying this shrimp. 
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