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Crinoid Shrimp

Periclimenes cornutus

Description:

This Crinoid Shrimp - Periclimenes cornutus lives exclusively in Crinoids, taking in the colours of the host for perfect camouflage. Pic #2 shows the host Crinoid.

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9 Comments

BonnieLewis
BonnieLewis 3 years ago

Beautiful shot!

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @Ashley for the nomination.

Thanks too, @Joseph CHIEF REDEARTH for the kind words and support :)

Congratulations! Very good spotting!

AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

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 years ago

Thanks, @Leuba for your kind words.
I certainly will not limit myself to under water and marine spottings.
There's also lots to be discovered on land including undescribed species :p

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

I would say ..stay under water as long as you can Albert- you find us some real beauties !

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Thanks, @Polilla for your kind comments and support.
Haven't got much opportunity to do some land spotting of late, but will surely do so in the coming months! Look out ;)

AlbertKang
AlbertKang 3 years ago

Yep, @Jordi, its really amazing how they adapt their colouration to their host, as they can be found in white, black, yellow, orange, red, blue, green and shades in between!

JordiPrats
JordiPrats 3 years ago

Great example of mimicry!

AlbertKang
Spotted by
AlbertKang

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 13, 2017
Submitted on Jan 13, 2017

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