Lysmata and Sawblade Shrimps; Hippolytidae

Members of the Hippolytidae family are known as “broken-back” or anemone shrimps. However both of ours have relatively normal backs and don’t live on anemones!

Lysmatella prima

This shy cleaner shrimp is beautifully formed and marked. Found hanging out on and in small sponges.

Sawblade Shrimp; Tozeuma armatum

Found on the wire corals, but they are always hiding around the other side...