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Fire Urchin (Asthenosoma varium) with Banggai Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
6 inches
Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia
These urchins are brilliant pin cushions slowly moving around the sand. The needle-sharp spines make an excellent shelter for small creatures such as this tiny juvenile fish only 1/4 inch long.

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reef, scuba, coral, underwater, fish, urchin, lembeh, sulawesi, indonesia, fire urchin, red, banggai, cardinalfish, ocean, water, creature, sea, animal, wildlife, nature

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