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Cleaner shrimp on a reef

Cleaner shrimp on a reef

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LOUISE MURRAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY LOUISE MURRAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Banded cleaner shrimp (Stenopus hispidus) on a reef. Even though this species of decapod crustacean is not a true shrimp. Its body is covered in spines, which are used as a defence mechanism and is often found cleaning other fish of parasites. Photographed at Cod Hole on North Ribbon reef in the Great Barrier reef, Coral Sea, Australia.

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