Commensal shrimp

Commensal shrimp

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Caption: Commensal shrimp (Stegopontonia commensalis) amongst the spines of a sea urchin (Diadema sp.). This shrimp is found in the tropical Indo-Pacific region. It shelters in the sea urchin's spine for protection for predators, feeding on algae and detritus that passes by. Photographed in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.

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