Caridina striata

Scientific name:

Caridina striata

Official common name: (accepted by ESA)

Unofficial synonyms:

Red Line Bee shrimp

Etymology:

Origin:

C. striata is a lacustrine species endemic to the Malili lake system, Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is widely distributed in Lake Towuti, and found in fewer number in Lake Mahalona.¹

The image below show the distribution of the species within the lake system.¹

Habitat:

C. striata is a hard substrate dweller, occurring between small rocks in shallow water and large rocks of depths greater than 3m.¹

Size:

Appearance:

C. striata is primarily red with striking white stripes (and a small number of white spots). The appendages are reddish and transparent, excluding the chelipeds which are bright white. The intensity of the shrimp’s colouration decreases when it is stressed.

Behaviour:

Difficulty:

Due to the delicate nature of these shrimp, I recommend only experienced and skilled aquarists attempt to keep this species.

Feeding:

Sexing:

Reproduction:

Reproduction takes place entirely in freshwater, and offspring immediately assume a benthic lifestyle.

Notes:

Sources

  1. von Rintelen, K. & Cai, Y., (2009). Radiation of endemic species flocks in ancient lakes: systematic revision of the freshwater shrimp Caridina H. Milne Edwards, 1837 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Atyidae) from the ancient lakes Of Sulawesi, Indonesia, with the description of eight new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology57(2).

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Chris Lukhaup

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