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Ambon Crinoid Shrimp, Featherstar Shrimp

Laomenes amboinensis

Description:

A commensal shrimp that symbiotically lives on crinoids and takes on the colors of its host. Synonyms: Periclimenes amboinensis

Habitat:

Featherstars, crinoids; Indo-pacific

Notes:

A rather fat one, about 1 cm. Spotted at Secret Garden, Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

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26 Comments (1–25)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Wow !!

margaretwmerritt
margaretwmerritt 7 years ago

I almost didn't see it!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Derrick :-)

DerrickLK
DerrickLK 7 years ago

Awesome photo!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Yes it is Karen. Thanks :-)

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

What amazing camo!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Debbie :-)

Debbie Stewart
Debbie Stewart 7 years ago

Brilliant!!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Carol :-)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks drP. Will look into it :-)

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 7 years ago

Eric! Incredible! Gorgeous!

drP
drP 7 years ago

This is the closest I can find. Don't know if there are a lot of black and white crinoids.
Comantheria brireus: http://www.coral.org/_71

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Reza :-)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks drP. Unfortunately don't have a solid ID on the crinoid. Would appreciate help :-)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Ann. The beauty of mimetics :-)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Glad to share Jakubko. Thanks for liking :-)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Gerardo :-)

Amazing !

drP
drP 7 years ago

Both the crinoid and the shrimp are beautiful! Do you have an ID on the crinoid?

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 7 years ago

Wow, talk about colour coordination!! Super shots!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Amazing! Thanks for sharing this beautiful spotting! :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Fantastic spot :)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thnaks DyahPitaloca :-)

DyahPitaloca
DyahPitaloca 7 years ago

nice spot!

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 7 years ago

Thanks Yuko :-)

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Dec 27, 2012
Submitted on Feb 27, 2013

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