Emperor shrimp on a sea cucumber

Emperor shrimp on a sea cucumber

Z220/0262 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.4MB

Downloadable file size: 6.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: GEORGETTE DOUWMA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) on the skin of a Synapta maculata sea cucumber. This shrimp often rides on the skin of an inedible animal such as a sea cucumber, where it hides from predators. The association does not harm its host, so their relationship is said to be commensal. Photographed off Papua New Guinea.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, biological, biology, commensalism, crustacean, emperor shrimp, fauna, indo-pacific, invertebrate, invertebrates, marine, marine biology, nature, one, papua new guinea, periclimenes imperator, protection, sea cucumber, single, symbiosis, synapta maculata, tropical, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.