A Barber Pole Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus), Brown Sponges (Agelus sp.), and
the Gorgonian (Icilogorgia schrammi).
| * The Barber Pole Shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
is a cleaner shrimp, and the pose is not one of aggression, but exhibits
its availability as a cleaner. It was in no way intimidated by our
housed camera, perhaps considering the port to be the open mouth of a
fish, ready to be cleaned. The shrimp is perched on a branch of the
Deep-water Gorgonian (Icilogorgia schrammi). The
prominent Brown Sponges are an (Agelus sp.).
West Bay, Grand Cayman Island. Depth 85 feet or 30 meters