Relatively common throughout the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed throughout the Indo-West Pacific region. In Australia recorded from southern Queensland, northern New South Wales, and Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes: 

Lives among giant anemones where it is found on the oral disc. Feeds on detritus and other material that collects on the disc and tentacles of the anemone.

Additional Notes: 

Colour is transparent orange, there is a white bar between the pink or orange eyes, as well as the purple and white speckles on the telson, legs and chelipeds. Grows to around 40 mm in length.


Reef Creature Identification, Tropical Pacific. Paul Humann, Ned DeLoach, New World Publications Inc, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2012 edition. p.119.

Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=periclimenes+ornatus. Accessed 14/11/2018.