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This unidentified species of Australian Squat Lobster (Allogalathea sp.) were found in great numbers in a large colony of hard stone corals at night. Each speciman was out feeding, while remaining in the protective coral head.
Squat Lobsters are actually a species of crab, closely related to Hermit Crabs.
Image taken at night on the Perisher Blue dive site which is part of the Greater Deatched Reef system in far north Queensland in Australia.
Detached Reef's in the area are named as they are near - but not part of - the Great Barrier Reef system.

· Date: Sun February 5, 2006 · Reference ID: /22005-11-29-20-25-11 · Views: 11635 ·
Keywords: galathidae crab hermits anomura crustacean feeding behaviour rare unusual gbr aussie qld tropical pacific


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Paul Osmond

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