• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Patrick Ess

  • Original Name: Hamodactylus aqabai, Bruce & Svoboda, 1983

The Smooth Soft Coral Shrimp (Hamodactylus aqabai) often gets confused with the Humpback Soft Coral Shrimp (Hippolyte dossena). Although they are not even close related. The Smooth Soft Coral Shrimp has a more elongated body and a smooth back. They are also partly transparent and can be found at dive sites around Romblon Island.