Date Collected: 04 September 2008
Collected by : Charles Raabe using SCUBA.
Location : Marigondon City, Mactan Island, The Philippines
Coordinates : Latitude : 10.273 Longitude : 123.986
Depth : 12 meters
Habitat : Rocky slope, mixed coral reef.
Identified by : Dr. Ivan Marin
Quote: " This species can be and is quite often mistaken for a Laomones
spp. as they are both commensal with Crinoids and have very similiar
features. The dactylus of this specimen looks "simple" with a
small accessory tooth while it is clearly biunguiculate in Laomenes
(althought the size of this tooth is also greatly variant within the
genus). The position of hepatic and antennal spines are
closely situated in Laomenes
spp., but more widely distributed in Periclimenes commensalis
. It is possible that Periclimenes commensalis
is a complex of several species. "
Host species: Crinoid spp.