CLEANING IS MY SCENE!
Hi! I’m Sheldon the cleaner shrimp! Come learn about how awesome I am!
- I live in the oceans- specifically in coral reefs around the world.
- I specifically am a Pacific cleaner shrimp and you’d find me in the coral reefs of the Pacific oceans.
- I am a crustacean.
- I love to eat parasites! You read that right- I eat parasites!
- In fact, I eat parasites off fish! We have a symbiotic relationship where both the fish and shrimp benefit.
- Often, you will find a group of shrimp in areas we like to call cleaning stations!
- Large fish come over and we go to work! Sometimes we even share the duties with cleaner wrasse (a small fish).
- I do have an exoskeleton and compound eyes.
I sure hope you have enjoyed learning about me! I enjoyed meeting Ellie and Edmond when they came snorkeling in my coral reef!