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I ain't heavy, I'm your Protector! Blue Spotted Sea Urchin being carried by Sea Urchin Carrying Crab, provides protection to the Crab. Anilao,Astropyga radiata,Batangas,Blue Spotted Sea Urchin,Philippines,Sea Urchin Click/tap to enlarge

I ain't heavy, I'm your Protector!

Blue Spotted Sea Urchin being carried by Sea Urchin Carrying Crab, provides protection to the Crab.

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''Astropyga radiata'', the red urchin, fire urchin, false fire urchin or blue-spotted urchin, is a species of sea urchin in the family Diadematidae. It is a large species with long spines and is found in the tropical Indo-Pacific region. It was first described in 1778 by the German naturalist Nathaniel Gottfried Leske.

Similar species: Hollow-spined Urchins
Species identified by Albert Kang
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By Albert Kang

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Uploaded Oct 23, 2022. Captured Oct 16, 2022 17:10.
  • TG-6
  • f/5.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 10.35mm