It's impossible to describe the variety of little crabs and shrimp that inhabit the
crinoids, sponges and corals in Lembeh--in fact, all through the Indo Pacific. Night
dives are a particularly good time to find these captivating clawed creatures. Many of
them live hidden in crinoids, an animal that waves feathery arms to capture food
particles. The crinoids come in many colors and sizes, they are one of the oldest
known living animals still in the world--the fossil record for them goes back over
450,000,000 years. The little shrimp and squat lobster that live in and with them,
usually take on the same colors--just to make them easier to find. Not!
Most of the shrimps and crabs here are dime size or smaller unless otherwise noted.
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