(commensal) shrimp (added 25 Jan 99) [100K]

The tiny translucent shrimp in the upper left portion of this photo is about 1/2 inch in length, and permanently resides on the seemingly alien surface of a large starfish. I never cease to be amazed by how well many types of commensal creatures blend with their surroundings.

Identification: genus Periclimenes, species unknown

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