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Itty Bitty Rock-Dwelling Creature

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by KellyD, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. KellyD

    KellyD Garibaldi

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    I noticed this guy on my recent trip to Fiji. It was well hidden in a circular rock dwelling. The opening of the hole couldn't be more than a quarter of an inch in diameter. I have had a hard time figuring out what it is! Any ideas?
     

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  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Looks like a mantis shrimp.
     
  3. frndrfoe

    frndrfoe Nassau Grouper

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    Looks like mantis shrimp eyes
     
  4. KellyD

    KellyD Garibaldi

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    That's what I was thinking, but that small?
     
  5. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Yes. Most everything starts out small. We find little tiny ones on live rock all the time.
     
  6. KellyD

    KellyD Garibaldi

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    Fascinating! I saw the little burrow holes everywhere but only ever saw eyes staring back at me once. I'll have to do some more research on them but at least now I have a place to start. Thanks!
     
  7. frndrfoe

    frndrfoe Nassau Grouper

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    That's neat stuff right there, thanks for sharing
     
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  8. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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