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Anemone Hermit Crab.

Hermit crabs inhabit

shells from dead

mollusks. They need to

find bigger shells as they

grow themselves. This

one is about two inches.

Anemone Hermit Crab. 

This one is bigger, note

the anemones it has

attached to its shell to

camouflage it.

Spotted Box Crab,

3inches

Jellyfish Carry Crab. Rear

legs are hooked to attach

small jellyfish as a

camouflage umbrella, the

jellyfish is about two

inches wide.

Jellyfish Carry Crab

Yellow Dot Guard Crab

Xenia Swimming Crab

Xenia Swimming Crab

Shrimp--unknown

Mushroom Coral Shrimp

Mushroom Coral Shrimp

Porcelain Crab. Note the

little "combs" it sweeps

the water with to catch

food.

Porcelain Crabs

Orangutang Crab.

Covered with hairy

looking red algae.

Crowned Coral Crab

Crowned Coral Crab

Soft Coral Porcelain Crab

Soft Coral Porcelain Crab

Soft Coral Crab on light

coral

Soft Coral Crab on red

coral.

Soft Coral Crab. Note the

little "toupees" of coral it

has attached to itself.

Mosaic Boxer Crab. Hold

little anemones in it's

claws to catch food.

Mosaic Boxer Crab with

orange eggs on

underside

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

carrying eggs

Hingebeak Shrimp

Squat Shrimp

Banded Tozeuma

Shrimp, 1-1/4inches.

Banded Tozeuma Shrimp

Red Striped Cleaner

Shrimp

Peacock Tail Anemone

Shrimp

Peacock Tail Anemone

Shrimp

Graceful Anemone

Shrimp

Anemone Shrimp with

eggs

Clear Cleaner Shrimp

Zanzibar Whip-coral

Shrimp

Skeleton Shrimp. Looks

like fluff on this whip

coral, Not truly a shrimp.

These are maybe 3/16th

inch

Skeleton Shrimp. About

1/4 inch

Skeleton Shrimp, extreme

close up.

Algae Shrimp. Impossibly

small, size of a match

head

Algae Shrimp

Algae Shrimp

Bubble Coral Shrimps

Bubble Coral Shrimps

Bubble Coral Shrimps

Harlequin Shrimp. They

feed on sea stars and

have chisel like claws to

cut them up. Maybe 1-1/4

inches.

Harlequin Shrimp

Harlequin Shrimp

Harlequin Shrimp

Spiny Tiger Shrimp

Spiny Tiger Shrimp

Spiny Tiger Shrimp

Crinoid Squat Lobster

Crinoid Squat Lobster

Crinoid Squat Lobster

Babas Squat Lobster

Babas Squat Lobster

Hairy Squat Lobster.

Lives in sponges

Hairy Squat Lobster

Hairy Squat Lobster

Deman's Snapping

Shrimp in crinoid

Deman's Snapping

Shrimp

Snapping Shrimp

unknown in crinoid.

Striped Snapping Shrimp

in Crinoid

Striped Snapping Shrimp

Striped Snapping Shrimp

Ambon Crinoid Shrimp,

maybe 3/8 inch. Many

colorations, they match

the crinoid they are living

in.

Ambon Crinoid Shrimp

Crinoid Shrimp

Crinoid Shrimp

Crinoid Shrimp

Crinoid Shrimp

Crinoid Shrimp

Crinoid Shrimp

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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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