CRITTER: Meet the banded coral shrimp, the underwater dentist

  • Terry Lilley / Contributed

    The banded coral shrimp’s white tentacles can be seen poking out of the cave and up close you can see their bright red banded body.

Most divers and snorkelers here in Hawaii have seen the banded coral shrimp. This super common marine invertebrate is usually seen during the day hanging upside down in a small crack or cave in the reef. You often just see the shrimps white tentacles poking out of the cave and when you dive down and look up close you can see their bright red banded body. Normally these small shrimp are in pairs and will defend their territory.

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