Kenting Marine Park (Jul 2013) | Hungry Lizardfish, Spanish Dancer & Beautiful Sea Fan

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Kenting, Taiwan -- Close-up of an anemone crab (Dardanus pedunculatus) at night.<br />
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Dardanus pedunculatus is probably the most common species of hermit crab, easily identified by the red and white eye stalks and the green eyes.<br />
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The shell is nearly always covered with small sea anemones. When disturbed, the sea anemones retreat.<br />
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The symbiotic relationship between the crab and the anemones provides camouflage for the crab and allows the sea anemones to feed at different locations when the crab moves around.