Harlequin shrimp

Harlequin shrimp

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Caption: Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera elegans). This shrimp is almost always found in pairs, the female is larger than the male. It inhabits the tropical Indo-west Pacific region and feeds on starfish feet, turning the starfish over to expose its feet and immobilise it. The female can grow up to 5 centimetres in length. Photographed in Seraya, Bali, Indonesia.

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