wurdemanni, commonly known as the Peppermint Shrimp, is a species of shrimp.It reaches 2.8 in in
length, and is named for the bright red stripes on its otherwise translucent
body, which are reminiscent of peppermint candies such as a candy cane. Its
eggs, by contrast, are bright green.
wurdemanni was originally described from specimens collected at Key West,
Florida and Charleston, South Carolina. Its range extends along the Atlantic
seaboard of the United States from Long Island to Florida, and along the Gulf
of Mexico from Florida to Port Aransas, Texas.
diet consists of uneaten foods, decomposing organic matter, as well as
detritus. They are commonly known to eat Aiptasia anemones.