Lysmata napoleoni, a New Species of Cleaner Shrimp from the Middle of the Atlantic

Lysmata napoleoni is a new species of Caridean shrimp from St. Helena named after one of its most notorious residents, Napoleon Bonaparte. This distinctively colored species is recognizable in the field at depths of 15 meters at St. Helena and…

Fire Shrimp Successfully Captive Bred By Coral Creatures in Australia

The Blood or Fire Shrimp is a highly prized crustacean for saltwater aquariums that has captured the hearts of thousands of aquarists over the years. Formally known as Lysmata debelius, the fire shrimp has always carried a slight price premium…

Invertebrate Spotlight: The Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Skunk Cleaner shrimp are one of the most useful crustaceans that aid in cleaning fish of parasites. Even before we saw Jacques in Finding Nemo, cleaner shrimp had already become one of the most popular invertebrates in our aquariums. Unlike cleaner wrasses,…

The genus Lysmata contains a lot more species of cleaner shrimps than you might imagine

The Lysmata shrimps are well known for their cleaning properties there exists more than just three species outside of L. amboinensis, L. debelius, and L. wurdermanni; more commonly known as the scarlet cleaner shrimp, the blood or fire shrimp, and…