Palaemonid Shrimps: Palaemonidae

Many of the Palaemonid Shrimps can be found quite easily at dive sites around Koh Phangan. Our PADI Divemasters will be happy to make a point of finding 1 or 2 for you when you’re diving with us.

Usually found at the base of coral heads, these small shrimps have massively elongated front arms. Used to be a member of the genus Periclimenes.

A beautifully camouflaged creature, seen by us only 2 times so far.

A small, semi transparent shrimp; difficult to spot. Another ex-member of the genus Periclimenes.

What used to be a large genus of Koh Phangan shrimps - some quite commonly encountered. (3 Galleries)

Only photographed once so far, probably because it is small, wary and well camouflaged.

Because it has a clear (like glass) body, not because it cleans glasses.

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