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Lilac Coral Crab

Tetralia glaberrima


These crabs not only defend coral from butterflyfish and tube snails, in the heat of battle, driven by the passion to protect their home, they can actually cut off the spine of the monstrous Crown of Thorns Starfish.

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Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on May 13, 2016
Submitted on May 13, 2016

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