Harlequin shrimp

Harlequin shrimp

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Caption: Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta) preying on a starfish (Fromia monilis, lower right). This shrimp feeds almost exclusively on the tube feet of starfish. It generally turns its prey over to expose its feet and also so that it cannot escape. Photographed in the Andaman Sea, Thailand.

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