Synalpheus hemphilliis commonly referred to as Pistol Shrimp, Snapping Shrimp. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Synalpheus is a genus of snapping shrimp of the family Alpheidae,
This is a sponge associated pistol shrimp. Can be found comensal on sponges, including Chalinula variabilis,Callyspongia (Cladochalina) aculeata,Lissodendoryx (Lissodendoryx) colombiensis, Callyspongia (Cladochalina) aculeata und Igernella notabilis.
Host/prey of the parasitic isopod Parabopyriscus stellatus.
Similar to Synalpheus fritzmuelleri from Caribbean Panama (differ by having spotted leggs).