Although the Leopard Shrimp (Izucaris masudai) can be found on wire corals they are actually associated with the small anemones living on the wire coral. They are often white in color with markings of brown or black mimicking their Sea Anemone host, but they can also be found in brown and yellow. The scientific name was derived from the place it was first found at: the Izu Peninsula in Japan.
We love macro and super macro photography and especially finding rare and special critters around
our island home. We do our best in identifying all critters on this website correctly; however, we
might make mistakes that can be present on this website.
Please keep in mind that this website is created for scuba divers, underwater photographers, and
everybody interested in marine animals. This website is created and organized from a diver’s and an
underwater photographer’s point of view. That’s why we primarily group animals together in a
meaningful way for divers and underwater photographers.
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