Hymenocera picta Dana, 1852
Harlequin shrimp
photo by Holdt, C.

Family:  Hymenoceridae (harlequin shrimps)
Max. size:  5 cm BL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 1 - 20 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Predator of seastars, including crown-of- thorns starfish (Ref. 122680).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Polido, Rubyann Robelle - 09.02.17

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