WHITE-SPOTTED HERMIT CRAB (Dardanus megistos)
Large species with a max. length of 25 cm. Its soft abdomen is put into an empty snail shell for protection.
Sometimes living with a tiny red and white shrimp as commensally inside the shell. Often seen at the Similan Islands.
PEACOCK MANTIS SHRIMP (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Mantis shrimps are elongated crustaceans with a long, flattened tail.
The Peacock Mantis Shrimp is a very colorful species, feeding on other shrimps, worms and small fishes.
Most conspicuous is a pair of praying mantis-like claws, which are inflated in the terminal segment, an adaptation to crush prey with a strong smash.
DURBAN DANCING SHRIMP (Rhynchocinetes durbanensis)
This species lives deep in crevices and holes, usually in large numbers. They are distinct by large, bulging eyes and a humpback.
It is called dancing shrimp because of its unusual way of moving on the ground, which resembles a tango dancer.
BANDED BOXER SHRIMP (Stenopus hispidus)
A common cleaner shrimp with spiny, bristly body and legs. The base of the legs are blue.
The species is always found in pairs. Males are much smaller than the females.