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Profile lexID: 5541 AphiaID: 246311 Scientific: Hamopontonia corallicola German: Eierschalen Garnele English: Egg Shell Shrimp,Mushroom Coral Shrimp Category: Reker Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Palaemonidae (Family) > Hamopontonia (Genus) > corallicola (Species) Initial determination: Bruce, 1970 Occurrence: Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Indo-Pacific, Papa Ny Guinea, Queensland, Stillehavet, Vest Sea depth: 1 - 30 Meter Size: bis zu 2.5cm Temperature: 20°C - 28°C Food: For-Spesialist, Plankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Hamopontonia corallicola Bruce, 1970
Hamopontonia corallicola,commonly known as the egg shell shrimp, is a commensal shrimp living in association with Heliofungia or Goniopora hard corals. The body is transparent body with 2 large white spots, on carapace and abdomen, mimicking the tentacle tips of Heliofungia.
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