Boxer Crab by Dan Sweeney

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Night dive photo of a boxer crab near Komodo Island, Indonesia. The boxer or pom-pom crab have a symbiotic relationship with stinging anemones that it holds in its pincers.
The stinging enemones are a defence mechanism, allowing the tiny crab to crawl into small cracks and ward off attackers.

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underwater, macro, crab, boxer

Comments

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittover 5 years ago

    Love this species and you have photographed it very well – Love those pom poms. I like this image a lot

  • Ross Gudgeon
    Ross Gudgeonover 5 years ago

    Cool! This is one critter is at the top of my most wanted list.

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