Cleaner Shrimps Rule!

                                                                      Cleaner Shrimp Species

·         Lysmata Amboinensis-Commonly called the White-Striped Cleaner Shrimp or Ambon Shrimp. It is mainly found in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific and Red Sea. This is the most common specie of Cleaner Shrimp.


·         Lysmata Californica- Common name Catalina Cleaner Shrimp is found along the coast of USA. They prefer temperate waters.


·         Lysmata Debelius- Its common names include the Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp and Blood Shrimp. They are located in the Pacific from Maldives, to Japan and to the Society Islands.


·         Lysmata Grabhami-Also known as the Atlantic White-Striped Cleaner Shrimp. Tropical Atlantic Coasts are where they live.


·         Lysmata Prima-Found in the Pacific in the Maldives, Andaman Sea, Indonesia.


·         Lysmata Wurdemanni-Can also be called the Peppermint Shrimp or the Carribean Cleaner Shrimp. They live in Tropical West Atlantic.


·         Saron Marmoratus-Common names include the Marble or Saron Shrimp. It is found in the Tropical Pacific.


·         Thor amboinensis-Commonly known as the Squat Anemone Shrimp or Sexy Shrimp.  They are generally found in Tropical waters.  


The image below shows the main distribution of Cleaner Shrimps, around the world. As you can see they are mainly found in coral reefs near the Equator.

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