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Image of a pair of Colemans Shrimp taken at Seraya Bali,Indonesia.These little shrimp inhabit fire urchins taking up cleaning duties on their mobile host.The female being the larger of the two.
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Im interested to know how many fire urchins you need to scope out before you find one with the shrimp? I wish I had known about this symbiotic relationship before I visited Indonesia.
I found them on at least half the fire urchins I looked at although the dive guide said they were only out between about 10am & 2pm for some reason.I did notice diving outside of these times they were not visible so I guess he was right
Stephen – at one of our dive sites here in Anilao – there are all over the place during January. However, fire urchins are very nasty. they will come towards you from a distance and prick you if they can. One thing very unusual about our Coleman Shrimps the bigger female is always perched on the left and the smaller male on the right. Matt’s shot is in reserves which is very interesting.
Wow!!Very interesting shot, Matt!!Beautiful!!
Outstanding capture Matt!!
Thanks Matt and Jeffrey for the valuable info.
wow, this is great!!!
Wow , this is just perfect !!!!!!!!!