with other hippolytid
shrimp, this species has no exopodites
on its pereopods,
2 is divided into 3-7 subunits (articles, a "multiarticulated carpus"),
and a rostrum
is present but if it has dorsal spines they are not movable. Lebbeus
grandimanus has 7 articles
on the carpus
of its 2nd pereopod.
It has one supraorbital
spine. It has no exopodite
3, the rostrum
is longer than the eye, the pleura
of abdominal segments 2 and 3 are rounded, and leg 3 has no epipodite.
The body is translucent and covered with bright yellow, blue, and red
Length to 4.5 cm.
Lebbeus grandimanus (Brazhnikov,
Common name(s): Candy stripe shrimp,
Hippolytidae (broken-back shrimp) (now in family Thoridae)
|Lebbeus grandimanus, about 2 cm
long, found on an anemone at
about 10 m depth near Northwest Island
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles,
How to Distinguish from
The bright colored bands on this shrimp are distinctive.
Range: Aleutian Islands,
Alaska to Puget Sound
lives on rocks in association
with the anemone Cribrinopsis
piscivora, or U. columbiana.
Most commonly associated
on rocks in association with the above anemones, remaining on the base
of the column or foraging around on the oral disk picking up
The shrimp seems immune to the anemone's nematocysts. They have been
in the guts of Pacific Halibut off Alaska.
and O'Clair, 1998
Bradley G. and Paul J. Anderson, 1998 An
the anemone, Cribrinopsis fernaldi, and shrimps of the families
and Pandalidae. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 27: 77-82
General Notes and
Observations: Locations, abundances,
This closeup of the anterior end shows the chelae.
Authors and Editors of Page:
Dave Cowles (2006): Created original page