Harlequin

Harlequin Shrimp Family
Hymenocera elegans

  This video is of a wonderful family of Harlequin Shrimp we found recently. There is Junior, who is determined to get his bit of yummy starfish food, dad, looking proudly on and pregnant mum. These shrimp are the ‘royalty’ of the Crustacea, and this is good paparazzi footage of them ‘at home’. Junior is …

Harlequin Shrimp Family
Hymenocera elegans
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Harlequin Shrimp – Dinner Time
Hymenocera elegans

When we first found this particular pair we didn’t have any guest divers with us, so it gave me the chance to spend some quality time with them. They had a fresh starfish and had just started eating it. As I’ve said before I love shooting macro as you can see details that would otherwise …

Harlequin Shrimp – Dinner Time
Hymenocera elegans
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Harlequin Shrimp
Hymenocera elegans

This wonderful Harlequin Shrimp was seen at Serena Besar in the Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia. They are max. 4cm long and have extravegant pincers that they use to cut up their prey, the blue Comet Star, which they capture then cut up alive!! One of the rarest and most sought after critters of divers throughout …

Harlequin Shrimp
Hymenocera elegans
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