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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

The Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator)is regularly found on the Spanish Dancer Nudibranch (Hexabranchus sanguineus) which it uses as a host (along with carious sea cucumbers). Color variations of this species depend heavily on the coloration of the host species.
This speciman was located on a night dive on the 'Lobster Point' dive site off the coast of Mabul Island in Sabah, Malaysia.

· Date: Sun November 28, 2004 · Reference ID: 503/222004_1003_190154AA_1 · Views: 3007 ·
Keywords: Periclimenes imperator pontoniinae commensal shrimp symbosis camouflage sea slug se asia indo pacific nudi nudibranchia dorid doridea doridacea
Additional Categories: Hexabranchus sanguineus


 
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Chromodorididae Nudibranch - Hypselodoris kanga
Paul Osmond


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