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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Coleman Shrimp

Coleman Shrimps (Periclimenes colemani) are very attractive with nice colours, a beautiful pattern and a host that couldn’t be more colourful: The Coleman Shrimp is a commensal shrimp and lives on the Variable Fire Urchin (Asthenosoma varium). The Shrimps grow to about 2cm in size and can easily by identified by their lange brown-red spot pattern on a yellow background. They mostly live in couples and cut the spines of the urchin on a small area on which they live an feed.

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Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Philippines
Camera: NIKON D7000
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