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Hinge-beak Shrimp

( Rhynchocinetes australis )

Other names


Bruce’s Hinge-beak Prawn, Dancing Shrimp, Camel Shrimp

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family Rhynchocinetidae (dancing shrimp)
  • Can grow to 7cm in length
  • Endemic to Australia’s temperate waters from TAS to SA
  • Found in cracks, crevices and seaweed in coastal reef environments
  • Carnivorous
  • Popular among aquarists