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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2199

Four-way association. Hermit crabs were found in association with soft corals (red - polyps retracted). Note that the hermit crab is also associated with an episymbiontic anemone - the snail shell provides home to both animals. 422 meters depth.

Image ID: expl2199, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Indonesia, Site K
Photo Date: 2010 July 11
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010, NOAA/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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