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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.
Spotted on Jul 14, 2017
Submitted on Jul 20, 2017
and 13 other people favorited this spotting
too bad you are born as a human.
Brilliant strategy. I might get one myself.
Thanks, @Jim Nelson and @Polilla/Barb :)
Well done, Albert!
Thanks, @Daniele for another SOTD :)
Thanks too, @Mandy Hollman and @KostasZontanos for your kind words and appreciation :)
Amazing spotting! Congratulations on SOTD.
Wow! Awesome spotting; symbiotic relationships are the coolest. Congrats on SOTD. 😃
Fantastic symbiotic relationship! Congratulations Albert, this Sea Urchin Carrying Crab and its companion are our Spotting of the Day!
Thanks, @Christine Y. for your kind comments :)
Wow, that's so cool! Great spotting.
Thanks, @Daniele, already added to the Mission.
Thanks too, @Dawn for your kind comments :)
Fantastic spotting Albert!
Please consider adding it to this mission: