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Gnathophyllum circellum Circled Shrimp, Circled Squat Shrimp, Circled Bumblebee Shrimp

Foto: Roatán, Honduras, Mittelamerika

Courtesy of the author Mickey Charteris Please visit www.caribbeanreeflife.com for more information.

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lexID:
13830 
AphiaID:
421679 
Scientific:
Gnathophyllum circellum 
German:
Hummelgarnele 
English:
Circled Shrimp, Circled Squat Shrimp, Circled Bumblebee Shrimp 
Category:
Shrimps 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Palaemonidae (Family) > Gnathophyllum (Genus) > circellum (Species) 
Initial determination:
R.B. Manning, 1963 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Brazil, East cost of USA, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Honduras, Lesser Antilles, Martinique, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Southwest Atlantic, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Netherlands Antilles, Trindade and Martim Vaz 
Sea depth:
0 - 18 Meter 
Size:
6,5 cm 
Temperature:
°F - 84.2 °F (°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Predatory 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-05-05 09:43:24 

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Very special thanks for the first photo of Gnathophyllum circellum to Mickey Charteris, who apend more than 20 years at Roatán, Honduras.
If you like to know more about the marine life around Roatán / Honduras and the Caribbean, please visit Mickey Charteris homepage Caribbean Reef Life: https://www.caribbeanreeflife.com/updates--errata.html

Mickey informed, that the Circled Bumblebee Shrimps seem to hide around Tiger Tail Sea Cucumbers, this information coincides with a short report by Anna & Ned DeLoach on their homepage "The BlennyWatcher", according to which the bumblebee shrimp feed on the tube feet of echinoderms such as sea cucumbers, urchins and starfishs:

https://www.blennywatcher.com/2021/01/04/2020-social-media-favorites/

A great size comparison between Gnathophyllum circellum and Gnathophyllum americanum can be found on the site of Ellen Muller, who lives in the Netherlands Antilles: https://pbase.com/imagine/image/159562633

Ellen Muller reports that Gnathophyllum circellum can often be found in association with tiger-tailed sea cucumbers (Holothuria thomasi) in the southern Caribbean.

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