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Imperial Shrimp on sea

cucumber

Imperial Shrimp on sea

cucumber

Imperial Shrimp

Imperial Shrimp on sea

cucumber

Imperial Shrimp

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

(smashing claws are

dangerous)

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Peacock Mantis Shrimp,

carrying red egg mass.

Box Crab

Zebra Crabs on sea

urchin

Crab in urchin

Longhorned Spider Crab

Crinoid Squat Lobster

Crinoid Squat Lobster

Thorny Elbow Crab

Orangutang Crab

Bubble Coral Shrimp

Transparent Shrimp on

soft coral

Whip Coral Shrimp

Squat Shrimp

Porcelain Crab on

anenome

Clown Crab in anenome

Boxer Crab (note little

anenomes held in claws)

Trapezia Crab (with

attitude problem)

Mantis Shrimp (big)

Mantis Shrimp (note

large, spearing claws)

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Bobtail Squid

Soft Coral Crab (note

small pieces of

disguising soft coral on

head)

Tozeuma Shrimp

Harlequin Crab

Harlequin Crab on sea

cucumber

Decorator Hermit Crab in

shell, decorated with

small anenomes as

disguise.

Gorgonia Spider Crab

Harlequin Shrimp

Harlequin Shrimp feeding

on starfish

Indonesia 5. Critters.

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Lembeh Strait hosts fascinating little critters like the Imperial Shrimp commonly

found on sea cucumbers. The far larger Mantis Shrimp have claws which will inflict

painful injuries on incautious fingers. There are two kinds of mantis shrimp, some

hunt by breaking open shells (smashers) and some by catching prey in spiked claws

(spearers). The Peacock mantis is a smasher, the far larger brown one shown here is a

spearer.  Other crustaceans include the stunning, predatory Harlequin Shrimp that

use their sharp edged claws to carve up the starfish they feed on and tiny crabs that

hide on spiny urchins, sea fans or soft corals.

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