• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Wolfgang Holz

  • Original Name: Neostylodactylus litoralis, Okuno & Tachikawa, 2000

Neostylodactylus litoralis (Inshore Hairy Shrimp) is a fascinating shrimp that can usually be seen during night dives. It has three pairs of “filter arms” with fine hair, which are used to catch its tiny prey from the water. They come in various colors and color combinations from striking colors like to yellow and red to brown and beige tones. They are bigger than the shrimps in the Phycocaris genus, but the way they sometimes “wobble” through the reef and the moving arms make them a subject for patient underwater macro photographers.