• Location: Romblon Island

  • Depth: shallow water / medium depth

  • Cover Photo: Lenny Kim

  • Original Name: Zenopontonia rex (Kemp, 1922)

The Emperor Shrimp (Zenopontonia rex, previously known as Periclimenes imperator) inhabits coral reefs and sandy areas. They live on a number of hosts including sea cucumbers and large sea slugs. Zenopontonia rex has a wide distribution across the Indo-Pacific and can be seen in different color forms.