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Sea Pen Crab

Porcellanella triloba

Description:

These small crabs live in association with big seapens. Plankton-feeders, they catch their food directly from the current. In this picture, the crab on the top is carrying eggs.

Habitat:

Associated to sea-pens (Pennatula sp.). Indian and Pacific Ocean


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2 Comments

ScottHarte
ScottHarte 6 years ago

super macro, great shot

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Beautiful picture.

Bali, Indonesia

Lat: -8.29, Long: 115.62

Spotted on Jan 18, 2013
Submitted on Jan 18, 2013

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