Size1.75 inches (4.4 cm)
DietScavenger and cleaner, feeding on debris and parasites from larger animals
RangeFlorida coastal waters, Bahamas, and the Carribbean
HabitatCoral reefs, sometimes inside tube sponges
- Peppermint shrimp reaches lengths of 1.75 inches (4.4 cm).
- Body and legs are pale to translucent, lined all over with bright red or flame orange stripes.
- Possesses the long, thin antennae characteristic of almost all shrimp.
Peppermint shrimp occur on coral reefs, and sometimes tube sponges, throughout Florida coastal waters, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
- Peppermint shrimp is a scavenger and cleaner, feeding on debris and parasites from larger animals.
- Occurs throughout Florida coastal waters, Bahamas, and the Carribbean.
- Found on coral reefs, sometimes inside tube sponges, at depths of 3-90 feet (1-30 m).
- Considered shy but easy-going, this species is a common choice for home salt water aquariums.
- Larva will exist in a planktonic state for the first several molts.
- Reef Creature Identification, Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas. Humann, P. and DeLoach, N.