• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Hakan Basar

  • Scientific Name: Vercoia interrupta, J.N. Kim & Fujita, 2004

The Mimic Shell Shrimp (Vercoia interrupta) is a very rare and interesting shrimp. They perfectly resemble hermit crabs or small pointed shells. They are mostly white to beige. Their leg coloration can vary from black and beige to orange. You can observe them during night dives. Mimic Shell Shrimps are a popular underwater macro photography subject here in Romblon.