• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Carl-Johan Nilsson

  • Scientific Name: Lysmatella prima, Borradaile, 1915

The Red-striped Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmatella prima) can be found in the reefs around Romblon Island. They usual clean small fish and have a translucent yellowish coloration with wide longitudinal red stripes, yellow legs and white or yellowish antennas. They have a long straight rostrum and thin claws – almost indistinguishable from normal legs. The tail has two lateral yellow bands.