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Tyron Nudibranch + Shrimp

Hypselodoris tryoni

Description:

Nudibranch are known to be slow crawler and at times, they can be found hardly moving either resting stationery or when laying eggs. And sometimes, they collected hitch-hiker as in this pic, an Emperor Shrimp - Zenopontonia rex, previously known as Periclimenes imperator). The Shrimp benefits by getting a free ride and when they needs to feed, they will go to the edge of the Nudibranch and picking up food from the bottom as can be seen in Pic#2.



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Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 weeks ago

Thanks, @Maria for your kind words and appreciation :)

Maria dB
Maria dB 3 weeks ago

Albert, you always manage to delight us with such wonderful finds and photos - thank you!

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.66, Long: 120.89

Spotted on Jul 30, 2019
Submitted on Aug 27, 2019

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