photo: Vincent Chalias
photo via: https://sites.google.com/site/jbj28ghqi/blue-coral-banded-shrimp
photo via: reefs2go.com
Habitat: native of several of the reefs located in the Indo-Pacific region
Status: No Conservation Concerns
This Blue-banded Coral Shrimp (Stenopus tenuirostris) is always in the holiday spirit with its red and white striped claws which look exactly like candy canes. In the wild you can find them cleaning parasites and other unsightly gunk off of fish… at no charge! This really is the most merry of all creatures. Volunteering and spreading holiday joy to all!