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Lysmata jundalini Junda Lin’s Peppermint Shrimp

Lysmata jundaliniis commonly referred to as Junda Lin’s Peppermint Shrimp. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Junda Lins Pfefferminzgarnele (c) by Bocas Mariculture

Junda Lins Pfefferminzgarnele in einem schwarzen Vorratsbehälter bei Bocas Mariculture zeigt ihre goldenen Beine und ihre einzigartige Körperfarbe. Bild mit freundlicher Genehmigung von Bocas Mariculture.

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Lysmata jundalini 
Junda Lin’s Pfefferminz-Garnele 
Junda Lin’s Peppermint Shrimp 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Lysmatidae (Family) > Lysmata (Genus) > jundalini (Species) 
Initial determination:
Rhyne, Calado & dos Santos, 2012 
Brazil, Panama, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
0,5 - 16 Meter 
up to 1.18" (3 cm) 
73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) 
Aiptasia, Frozen food (small sorts), Zooplankton 
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Possible to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Last edit:
2021-03-13 18:33:09 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Lysmata jundalini are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Lysmata jundalini, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Lysmata jundalini, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.


Lysmata jundalini Rhyne, Calado & dos Santos, 2012

Lysmata jundalini: a captive-bred first from Bocas Mariculture

Captive-breeding breakthroughs in the world of marine aquarium fish are not an everyday occurrence, but when you’re presented with a brand-new captive-bred invertebrate that is new to the aquarium industry, that deserves some attention! Glancing through a recent wholesale availability list from Florida-based Biota Aquariums, I was surprised to see new offerings from Panama-based Bocas Mariculture. This company is run by Till Deuss.

A New Champion in the War on Aiptasia :-)
First, there are its unique, pleasing aesthetics. “The species is quite a bit more attractive than other species of peppermint shrimps, having golden legs, a conspicuous blue spot on the coxa between the pereiopods, and blue shimmer on the antennular flagellums.”

Bocas Mariculture founder Till Deuss.
These small shrimps will be sought out for their pest-control abilities. Says Deuss, “I have kept and cultured several other species of peppermint shrimps in the past, and in my experience L. jundalini seems to be particularly efficient in controlling problematic Aiptasia anemones. This could be due to the Aiptasia being from the same geographic area; of course, I have not conducted scientific experiments comparing the different species. But they certainly do a great job in my systems.

“Apart from devouring Aiptasia anemones, they will also act as scavengers and eat leftover food and other items they will find in an aquarium. I have not seen or heard about L. jundalini bothering other anemones or corals. Like other species of the genus Lysmata, L. jundalini is a protandric simultaneous hermaphrodite. They can be kept singly, in ‘pairs,’ or in groups. For Aiptasia control, I used to recommend 4-6 shrimps per 100L (approx. 25 gallons); for prophylaxis, 2-4 shrimp per 100L.”



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