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Calliactis polypus in Dardanus pedunculatus Can hardly see one without the other! :-) Calliactis polypus,Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia Click/tap to enlarge

Calliactis polypus in Dardanus pedunculatus

Can hardly see one without the other! :-)

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  1. Truly a Frankenstein species! Posted one month ago
    1. :-D yes, well, technically the anemone is a "clothing piece of protective equipment" attached to the snail's shell which on turn is another piece of protective equipment for the crab! Posted one month ago

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''Calliactis polypus'' is a species of sea anemone in the family Hormathiidae. It is usually found living on the surface of a sea snail shell in which a hermit crab is living.

Similar species: Sea Anemones
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Sep 20, 2020. Captured Nov 10, 2019 11:41 in Unnamed Road, Kobe, Weda Tengah, Kabupaten Halmahera Tengah, Maluku Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/5.6
  • 1/160s
  • ISO200
  • 13.47mm