• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Carl-Johan Nilsson

  • Scientific Name: Gnathophyllum americanum, Guérin-Méneville, 1855

The Bumblebee Shrimp (Gnathophyllum americanum) is also known as the Striped Harlequin Shrimp and can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific region. They are small shrimps that often live in shallow water. Their body is yellow or white in coloration with black stripes giving them a similar appearance to a bumblebee.