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Coral Hermit Crab


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:




Diane ID'd him as a 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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