Lebbeus grandimanus (Brazhnikov, 1907)
Common name(s): Candy stripe shrimp, Clown shrimp
|Synonyms: Lebbeus grandimana|
Family Hippolytidae (broken-back shrimp) (now in family Thoridae)
|Lebbeus grandimanus, about 2 cm long, found on an anemone at about 10 m depth near Northwest Island|
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles, August 2006)|
How to Distinguish from Similar Species: The bright colored bands on this shrimp are distinctive.
Geographical Range: Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Puget Sound
Depth Range: 6-180 m
Habitat: Often lives on rocks in association with the anemone Cribrinopsis fernaldi, Urticina crassicornis, U. piscivora, or U. columbiana. Most commonly associated with Cribrinopsis (photo).
Biology/Natural History: Often lives on rocks in association with the above anemones, remaining on the base of the column or foraging around on the oral disk picking up scraps. The shrimp seems immune to the anemone's nematocysts. They have been found in the guts of Pacific Halibut off Alaska.
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O'Clair and O'Clair, 1998
Stevens, Bradley G. and Paul J. Anderson, 1998 An association between the anemone, Cribrinopsis fernaldi, and shrimps of the families Hippolytidae and Pandalidae. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 27: 77-82
This closeup of the anterior end shows the chelae.