• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Wolfgang Holz

  • Scientific Name: Ancylocaris brevicarpalis, Schenkel, 1902

The Peacock-tail Anemone Shrimp (Ancylocaris brevicarpalis) has an almost translucent body. The shrimp has long transparent pincers with purple bars. Underwater macro photographers differentiate males and females by their size: females are often larger and more brightly marked and they have larger white spots on their backs. Female and male have the typical black-ringed orange eye-spots on their tail.