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Boxer Crab/Pom-Pom Crab

Lybia tessellata


The amazing thing about boxer crabs is that they use the anemones to catch food. The even more incredible thing is that this is not a symbiotic relationship, because the boxer crab actually starve the anemones so that they won't grow.


Coral Reef. Usually rocky shallow waters. Saw this one at Caban Cove

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Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 14, 2014
Submitted on Feb 17, 2015

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