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Coral Hermit Crab


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This crab came along with a piece of LR and I had to look twice as he is very small - >5mm.

 

Vid of he/she in action:

http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g55/peasncheeze/?action=view&current=crab.flv

 

 

Diane ID'd him as a Paguritta:

 

.......Paguritta

 

Description: Sessile, living in holes in coral heads. Use long feather-like antennae to catch plankton. It is a treat to observe colonies of them feeding, looking like so many violinists in concert.

 

Similar: Resemble barnacles

 

Desirable/Undesirable features: Ornamental. Reef safe.

 

Food: Filter feeder. Carnivorous.


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