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Pink Eared Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus latirostris) Madidir I, Lembeh.<br />
In this case it really seemed that the mantis was hiding in a tube worm. I am not sure if the tube worm (probably Cerianthus sp. or related) was still alive and just retracted. Geotagged,Indonesia,Odontodactylus latirostris,Pink-Eared Mantis Shrimp,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pink Eared Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus latirostris)

Madidir I, Lembeh.
In this case it really seemed that the mantis was hiding in a tube worm. I am not sure if the tube worm (probably Cerianthus sp. or related) was still alive and just retracted.

    comments (5)

  1. What a cutie! Great find! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 11 days ago
  2. Love them! What is the red body part? Are those the "boxing gloves"? Posted 11 days ago
    1. I think they could be eggs :-) Posted 11 days ago
      1. Oh really? Cool! Posted 11 days ago

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Size to 8 cm. Smasher; female antennal scales pink to purplish, males red; body mottled greenish brown with reddish highlights; pink and red uropods (outside tail appendages). Indo-West pacific from Indonesia to N.E. Australia and New Caledonia.

Similar species: Mantis Shrimps
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Sep 13, 2018. Captured May 20, 2018 03:03 in Unnamed Road, Kadoodan, Madidir, Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/14.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO1000
  • 18mm