Carnivore and detritivore – an animal which feeds on dead organic matter like decomposing plant and animal parts as well as faeces. Eats parasites on its hosts, algae and any small meaty foods like smaller shrimp or fry disturbed by its host. Also looks for food from substrate like decomposing plant and animal parts.
Name Family Size HabitatBehaviour : Periclimenes imperator: Palaemonidae: Can grow up to 1.9 centimetres long : Seen throughout tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. Lives on surface of its host. Can be found in waters as deep as 45 metres (148 feet). Can be found anywhere its hosts are, such as slopes, reef flats, lagoons and bays. Lives on the seabed as it likes to forage for food among the sand or substrate on the ocean floor: By living on its host, gets protected from predators and can eat parasites on its host. Moves constantly up and down its host