• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow water / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Carl-Johan Nilsson

  • Original Name: Gnathophylloides mineri, Schmitt, 1933

Miner’s Urchin Shrimp (Gnathophylloides mineri) is also called Dwarf Urchin Shrimp and is close related to the bumblebee shrimp. They can be found on sea urchins in shallow waters at several dive sites around Romblon Island and are usually seen holding on to one of the spines of the sea urchin. This shrimp species often lives in pairs.