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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A typical Alpheus Snapping Shrimp (Alpheus sp.) living in combination with a Shrimp Goby, maintains their shared burrow by moving out debris and other sand. These shrimp are typically blind and live in symbosis with the Shrimp Goby who provides guard duty and protection for approaching predators. The shrimp maintains an antenna or other contact with the shrimp so it is aware of when to retreat into it's burrow.
Image taken on the 'Bubbles' dive site in Anilao in the Batangas region of The Philippines.

· Date: Wed January 11, 2006 · Reference ID: all/22005-10-23-13-44-30 · Views: 4513 ·
Keywords: alpheidae shrimp symbosis commensal behaviour behavor unusual pair sand burrows se asia tropical


Unidentified Fish - sp?
Paul Osmond

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