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Fire Urchin

Asthenosom varium


The Asthenosoma varium is called Fire Urchin for the red colours associating it with fire but also for the intense pain if stung by them. Some Crustaceans lives commensally with them and in the picture, a small Zebra Crab can be seen on it.

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Batangas, Philippines

Lat: 13.67, Long: 120.84

Spotted on Jul 17, 2017
Submitted on Aug 22, 2017

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