Rhynchocinetes durbanensis

Hingebeak shrimp
Rhynchocinetes durbanensis
Rhynchocinetes durbanensis, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Rhynchocinetes durbanensis
Rhynchocinetes durbanensis, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Rhynchocinetes durbanensis
Rhynchocinetes durbanensis


Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


A translucent body with red and white bands and small white spots. A white band separates the carapace from the abdomen, legs are red with longitudinal white stripes. Often in large numbers in crevices and holes and at fish cleaning stations. Males have long chelipeds with white chelae.


Max Size: 4 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 24.1-29.9°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (1.6% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.