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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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  • Marcus Grant IPA
    Marcus Grant IPAabout 5 years ago

    Very cool!!

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 5 years ago

    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

    – MattTworkowski

  • Jeffrey de Guzman
    Jeffrey de Guzmanabout 5 years ago

    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.

  • Midori Furze
    Midori Furzeabout 5 years ago

    Wow!!
    Very interesting shot, Matt!!
    Beautiful!!

  • the6tees
    the6teesabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding capture Matt!!

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittabout 5 years ago

    Thanks Matt and Jeffrey for the valuable info.

  • BigD
    BigDabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic photography

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 5 years ago

    Magnificent matt!!

  • ForestFinger
    ForestFingerabout 5 years ago

    wow, this is great!!!

  • Madonna007photo
    Madonna007photoabout 5 years ago

    Wow , this is just perfect !!!!!!!!!

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