Lysmata lipkeiis commonly referred to as Peppermint shrimp. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Very special thanks for this photo to budak from flickr, ID by Dr. Arthur Anker.
Lysmata lipkei is known from intertidal and sublittoral zones of the Boso Peninsula, Honshu and the Ryukyu Islands, Japan.
Morphologically,L. lipkei is closely
related to the eastern Indian Ocean species,
Lysmata dispar (Hayashi, 2007), but differs from the latter by the structure of the rostrum, the armature of the antennular peduncle, and the number of articulations of the second pereiopods.