Candy Crabs (Dendronephthya Crab, Hoplophrys oatesii), in seize about 1/2 inch ( up to 1,5cm) live in soft corals. To camouflage themselves they cut pieces of the soft coral and glue them on their bodies. The soft corals continue to grow there. Older Candy Crabs looks like at carneval.

Seen at the divesides of Kasai Village, Moalboal, Philippines.

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Olympus E-3, 50mm macro lens, 1,4x teleconverter.

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