Donald Duck Shrimp (Leander plumosus) (Marine)

Donald Duck Shrimp or Plume Shrimp is a small weird looking sea creature. These shrimps are scientifically known as Leander plumosus. They live in the shallow coral reefs of Maldives Islands. 

A Donald Duck Shrimp has a long rostrum. It almost seems like a long beak. That duck like beak has given it the nickname “Donald Duck”. The pseudo beak is also hairy.

Donald Duck Shrimps are rare. They are small in size. Their average body length is 2 to 1.5 cm. There orange body color and bizarre shape helps them to hide well in the coral environments. Very small sea worms and larva of other species are their main food items. They are carnivores.

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