• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth:  shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Wolfgang Holz

  • Scientific Name: Pontonides maldivensis (Borradaile, 1915)

The Cactus Shrimp (Pontonides maldivensis) is a commensal shrimp and was first found and described by Borradaile in 1915. It is not easy to spot them on their dark green host coral, but our experienced spotters can find them for you. It is a popular subject for underwater macro photography in Romblon Island.