Daily Photo Harlequin Shrimp – POTD

February 8th, 2022 • uwt

Daily Photo Harlequin Shrimp – The Disco Shrimp

There are hundreds of different shrimp in the ocean. However, there are very few that can rival the incredible look of the Harlequin shrimp. These thumb sized crustaceans have the most unique looking appendages around. They love to eat starfish of any size, ranging from tiny ones to large ones 60cm in length. They are known to farm their starfish at times, feasting on one arm only and then allowing it to grow back. This way they have a ready made meal and never have to leave home!

Daily Photo Harlequin Shrimp

Daily Photo Harlequin Shrimp – Shot in the Tulamben area of Bali at Seraya Secrets dive site. This is one of our favourite spots for teaching underwater photography, check out our Photo Classes if you are interested in learning.