General Description

Body dark green-brown with small red spots. One claw larger than the other. Up to 6 cm long (head to tail tip).


Snapping Shrimps live in pairs, making elaborate burrows to about 30 cm deep. They stun prey by making a loud clicking sound with their large claw.


Pacific Islands and Australia.


Reef and seaweed areas, to depth of 25 m.

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