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There are over 40,000 known species of crustaceans with many more yet to be discovered. The most commonly encountered on diving trips are shrimps, crabs and lobsters. Many of these crustaceans are extremely difficult to see due to their tiny size and their camouflage. Many crabs and shrimps form symbiotic relationships with plants and invertebrates like anemones, corals, feather stars, starfish, etc. They mimic the colour and appearance of their partner so closely that they become almost impossible for the untrained eye to detect. You can read more on crustaceans at these external websites:

Photo Info

Total Photos here: 30


Pulau Weh, Manado - Indonesia & Anilao - Philippines.


Test your knowledge by matching the following names to some of the crustaceans shown here: Coleman Shrimp, Imperial Shrimp, Crinoid Shrimp, Marbled Shrimp, Mantis Shrimp, Hermit Crab, Cleaner Shrimp, Boxer Crab, Cleaner Coral Shrimp, Crinoid Crab, Anemone Crab, Hingebeak Shrimp.

Photo Credits

Camera Crew:

Grace with Canon 860is & Canon casing with Ikelite strobe. Timmy with Nikon-D90 & Ikelite housing & strobe. Jack Tan.