Warm Water Invertebrates
Adventure Aquarium’s all-NEW KidZone
is home to a touch tank known as Gill’s Grotto. Gill’s Grotto contains some of the slimiest, coolest warm-water inhabitants around, including:
Fire Shrimp - species of cleaner shrimp indigenous to the Indo-Pacific. Typically grows to be about 1 1/2 inches.
Coral Banded Shrimp - shrimp-like decapod crustacean found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Canada to Brazil. Total length of 2.4 inches, with has striking coloration.
Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp - an omnivorous shrimp species, which will generally scavenge and eat parasites and dead tissue.
Strawberry Crabs - small, bright pink crab found in the Indo-Pacific region, with small white bumps on the main shell and whitish claws.
Sally Lightfoot Crabs - one of the most common crabs along the western coast of the Americas that lives among the rocks at the often turbulent, windy shore, just above the limit of the sea spray.
Sea Apples - a common name for colorful and somewhat round sea cucumbers primarily in Indo-Pacific waters. Sea apples are filter feeders with tentacles, ovate bodies, and tube-like feet.