• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Carl-Johan Nilsson

  • Original Name: Phycocaris simulans, Kemp, 1916

The Common Hairy Shrimp (Phycocaris simulans) can be found at numerous dive sites around Romblon Island. This species comes in in various colors from a dark brown to a complete white appearance. It is a small crustacean of around 1 cm and can be found often in the shallow waters. An easy way to recognize the common hairy shrimp is by looking at the hairs surrounding the eyes. They seem to always match the body color.