First UK sighting of snakelocks anemone shrimp

December 2nd, 2007

14 Snakelock Anemone shrimp (Periclimenes sagittifer) were found during a dive off Swanage Pier in Dorset.

Photo: Matt Doggett

Periclimenes sagittifer are small, transparent shrimps which can reach about 3cm in size and usually live symbiotically with the Snakelocks Anemone, giving it its name. This is the first known sighting of Periclimenes sagittifer on mainland Britain.

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