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Need help with some IDs from Philippines - Invertebrates

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by vondo, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. vondo

    vondo Manta Ray

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    I've got two posts. This one some invertebrates, the other with fish, that I have not been able to identify from a trip mostly to Anilao but also to Puerta Gallera. I'd appreciate any help anyone can give me. Thanks in advance.

    #1 - Tiny crab
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    #2: Another tiny crab
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    #3: Hermit crab that I could not match legs and eye-stalks against a book
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    #4 These tiny crabs were running between the base of a pair of crinoids
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    #5: This tiny crab is at most 5mm across
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    #6: Sea cucumber that I did not find
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    #7: The next two are of the same cuttlefish. He's maybe 2"/5cm long.
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    #8: Lastly a shrimp I could not ID
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  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    To help with your crab search it helps to know what they were on. A search term to get you started is "acro crab". There's lots of specialized crabs that have a symbiotic relationship with certain corals and anemones.
     

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