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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Sea Star Commensal Shrimp (Periclimenes soror) using a large Cushion Sea Star (Culcita novaeguineae) as a host on a coral reef in the Banda Sea in Indonesia. These shrimp are found on upwards of 24 species of starfish and normally take on the color of their host, although in this case this shrimp has not.

· Date: Fri June 5, 2009 · Reference ID: /220070927_182517570 · Views: 4529 ·
Keywords: palaemonidae echinioderm seastar starfish predator symbosis shared crustacean unusual host southeast se asia culcita
Additional Categories: Sept 2007 Banda Sea - Raja Empat Indonesia

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