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Hamodactylus aqabai Soft coral shrimp

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Hamodactylus aqabai,Romblon Philippines,Soft coral shrimp,size1cm,2018

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lexID:
12047 
AphiaID:
246309 
Scientific:
Hamodactylus aqabai 
German:
Weichkorallen-Garnele 
English:
Soft Coral Shrimp 
Category:
Shrimps 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Palaemonidae (Family) > Hamodactylus (Genus) > aqabai (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bruce & Svoboda, 1983 
Occurrence:
Australia, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, Jordan, Philippines, Queensland, Red Sea 
Sea depth:
9 - 11 Meter 
Size:
0.39" - 0.39" (1cm - 1,5cm) 
Temperature:
78.8 °F - 82.4 °F (26°C - 28°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-03-24 22:14:43 

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Hamodactylus aqabai Bruce & Svoboda, 1983

Shrimps from the genus Hamodactylus are usually very small, 1 - 1.5 cm. These animals are highly camouflaged in their host soft corals, usually taking in the colouration and also the markings/patterns of the coral tubercles or polyps.

Synonymised names
Hamodactyloides aquabai (misspelling)

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