• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Wolfgang Holz

  • Original Name: Phycocaris sp.

The Freckled Hairy Shrimp (Phycocaris sp.) is highly variable in color, but it will always display unique markings in pink or purple at the edges of the abdominal segments and carapace, which helps to camouflage the shrimp between its algae habitat. They are so well blending in that it is very hard for untrained eyes to spot these shrimps. They also have red hairs around the eyes.