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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

On top of a coral reef, this Anemone Hermit Crab (Dardanus pedunculatus) appears to be flinging its egg clutch up into the water column.
The rear two legs that are normally used to hold the shell are clearly displayed and are being used in this activity.
Image taken at night on "Lighthouse Reef" off the coast of Malapascua Island in the Philippines

· Date: Fri April 9, 2004 · Reference ID: all/222004_0310_184020AA_1 · Views: 5704 ·
Keywords: crustacean coral egg laying breed breeding reproduction life cycle southeast se asia


Balloonfish in a Barrel Sponge - Diodon holocanthus
Paul Osmond

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