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Anchistus miersi Giant Clam Commensal Shrimp

Anchistus miersiis commonly referred to as Giant Clam Commensal 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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lexID:
7815 
AphiaID:
210560 
Scientific:
Anchistus miersi 
German:
Tridacna-Partnergarnele 
English:
Giant Clam Commensal Shrimp 
Category:
Shrimps 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Palaemonidae (Family) > Anchistus (Genus) > miersi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(de Man, ), 1888 
Occurrence:
Australia, French Polynesia, Indo Pacific, Kenya, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Red Sea, South-Pazific, Tansania, the Seychelles, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.47" - 1.34" (1.2cm - 3.4cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Commensalism 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-11-27 15:44:00 

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Anchistus miersi

Anchistus species are commensal shrimp of clams. The species described here is a commensal of tridacnid clams.This commensal tridacnid shrimp is most likely Anchistrus miersi.

A large part of the food of the shrimp is derived from particles trapped by the tridacnid's gills, which it eats without harming the clam.

In addition to food the clam also protects the shrimp from predators since it can retreat into the mantle cavity if in danger.

Since tridacnids live quite long it's not uncommon that multiple generations of shrimp inhabit the same clam.

External links

  1. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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