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Sea Urchin Carrying Crab

Dorippe frascone

Description:

This Sea Urchin Carrying Crab - Dorippe frascone has a symbiotic relationship with a long-spined sea urchin and carries one around on its carapace by using 2 of its legs. The Crab uses the Sea Urchin as protection and the Sea Urchin benefits from the crab by getting some of its food from the food that the Crab eats as the Crabs are messy eaters. It is always fun seeing the Crab moving around carrying the Sea Urchin. Usually during day time, the crab is buried in the sand.



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13 Comments

Hema
Hema 10 months ago

too bad you are born as a human.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 months ago

Brilliant strategy. I might get one myself.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Jim Nelson and @Polilla/Barb :)

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson a year ago

Well done, Albert!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Daniele for another SOTD :)

Thanks too, @Mandy Hollman and @KostasZontanos for your kind words and appreciation :)

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos a year ago

Amazing spotting! Congratulations on SOTD.

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman a year ago

Wow! Awesome spotting; symbiotic relationships are the coolest. Congrats on SOTD. 😃

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Fantastic symbiotic relationship! Congratulations Albert, this Sea Urchin Carrying Crab and its companion are our Spotting of the Day!

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AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Christine Y. for your kind comments :)

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Wow, that's so cool! Great spotting.

AlbertKang
AlbertKang a year ago

Thanks, @Daniele, already added to the Mission.

Thanks too, @Dawn for your kind comments :)

Awesome photo!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong a year ago

Fantastic spotting Albert!
Please consider adding it to this mission:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7987...

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.69, Long: 120.90

Spotted on Jul 14, 2017
Submitted on Jul 20, 2017

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