Location: Romblon Island
Depth: shallow water / medium depth
Cover Photo: Liang Fu
Scientific Name: Anchistus demani, Kemp, 1922
Type: Romblon Shrimps
Group: Clam Associated Shrimps
The Emperor Shrimp (Zenopontonia rex, previously known as Periclimenes imperator) inhabits coral reefs and sandy areas. They live on a number of hosts including sea cucumbers and large sea slugs. Zenopontonia rex has a wide distribution across the Indo-Pacific and can be seen in different color forms.