This shrimp-like crustacean, reaching a length of a little more than 2 inches, is the fish groomer of the deep. Found in the western Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and in Australia, it is known as a cleaner shrimp and advertises its services to passing fish by slowly waving its long white antennae. It uses its three pairs of claws to remove parasites, fungi and damaged tissue from the fish.

Exhibit: Hatchery

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