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Banded Coral Shrimp

( Stenopus hispidus )

Other names

Banded Cleaner Shrimp

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Are a member of the family Stenopodidae (cleaner shrimps)
  • Can grow to 10cm in length
  • Lives for 2-3 years
  • Found in Australia’s warmer waters from WA to NSW
  • Frequents coral reef environments
  • Cleans parasites and dead tissue from fish
  • Popular among aquarists
  • Often found in pairs