Sulawesi Harlequin Shrimp, Caridina woltereckae
This amazingly colored shrimp is found in just one pond on one island on the entire planet! The Harlequin Shrimp is endemic to Lake Towuti on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. Towuti is one of the bodies of water called "Wallace's Dream Ponds" because these ancient lakes are home to thousands of species that are found nowhere else in the world. Alfred Wallace studied them like Darwin studied the Galapagos. This precious creature is listed as critically endangered because it is not only found in just one pond, but is also being collected and sold to the aquarium trade. I created this painting in partnership with Shoal Conservation to help their Wallace's Dream Ponds Project.
Price includes museum-quality framing, UV-blocking glass, and free domestic shipping. The original painting's image size 16" wide x 8" tall and the framed size is 22" wide x 14" tall.
10% OF THIS SALE WILL BE DONATED TO SHOAL CONSERVATION TO HELP PRESERVE THIS INCREDIBLY RARE AND BEAUTIFUL SPECIES
My mission as an artist is to inspire an appreciation for and curiosity about nature and its creatures by communicating the aesthetic beauty of this planet’s amazing creatures as they really are.
It is my hope that this appreciation will result in acts of empathy & stewardship towards these incredible creatures portrayed in my paintings.