• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Wolfgang Holz

  • Original Name: Hippolyte commensalis Kemp, 1925

As the name suggests the Common Xenia Coral Shrimp (Hippolyte commensalis, also known as Alcyonohippolyte commensalis) can be found Xenia corals. They often live in small groups of bigger and smaller shrimps. In comparison to related species they have a brown belt around their back. This species sometimes gets confused with the Striped Xenia Coral Shrimp (Alcyonohippolyte tenuicarpus).