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Family Palaemonidae

Subfamily Pontoniinae

HAWAII

Periclimenes imperator

On sea cucumber Bohadschia argus, Wakatobi, Indonesia, 40 feet

On Spanish dancer Hexabranchus pulchellus, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet

IMPERIAL SHRIMP

Commensal with sea cucumbers and sea slugs.  Rare in Hawaii on Spanish Dancer nudibranchs.  Attains 3/4 inch.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.