Fish Species

Sexy Shrimp

Sexy Shrimp - Description

The Sexy Shrimp is also commonly known as the High Tailed Shrimp,  Anemone Shrimp and Squat Shrimp. It is also referred to as the Dancing Shrimp due to the way it moves its body.

They move by walking slowly across the sea floor but when fleeing from a predator, they swim backwards quickly by curling and uncurling their abdomen. This is known as the caridoid escape reaction.

Popular Name: Sexy Shrimp
Species: Thor amboinensis

Profile of the Sexy Shrimp

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Sexy Shrimp species.

  • Size: Up to 3cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.3

  • Diet / Feeding: Bloodworms, Mysis Shrimp, Pellets

  • Temperament: Peaceful

  • Habitat: Reef Dweller, lives on Coral and Sea Anemones

  • Behaviour: Good addition to a community tank

  • Range: Atlantic and Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Sexy Shrimp

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Thor amboinensis

  • Popular Name: Sexy Shrimp - Dancing Shrimp - High Tailed Shrimp - Anemone Shrimp - Squat Shrimp

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Family: Hippolytidae

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Facts about Fish Species - Sexy Shrimp

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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