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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl7678

Gastrotychus crab perched among the branches of a black coral (Leiopathes sp.), at 400 meters on the West Florida Escarpment. A differenct crab species is seen at right. Particular species of crab are often found to only live on specific coral species. This coral was serving as habitat for two. Coral-hosted crabs typically feed among the branches of the coral.

Image ID: expl7678, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Gulf of Mexico, North
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Gulf of Mexico 2012 Expedition

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