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