This fearful creature often hides in dark places. It mainly moves about by walking on rocks, only swimming when in danger, which allows it to escape very quickly.
This shrimp is hermaphroditic, born male and later becoming female. However, it retains functioning male organs throughout its life. When a female is fertilized by a male, it stores the sperm in a 'sperm packet'. That way, it only needs to be fertilized the one time. The first clutch may not come for a few weeks, or even months, after fertilization.
This shrimp is an omnivore and, like many tropical shrimp, it plays the role of a cleaner, eating parasites off of fish.
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