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David Fleetham

The endemic Hawaiian Pom-Pom Crab (Lybia edmondsoni) is associated with Sea Anemones (Triactis) that it carries around holding them with their claws and using them for defense, waving them in front of the possible aggressor. This is a mutualistic symbiosis, the benefit for the anemone is in being transported around, with more ease in finding food, Hawaii, USA.
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The endemic Hawaiian Pom-Pom Crab (Lybia edmondsoni) is associated with Sea Anemones (Triactis) that it carries around holding them with their claws and using them for defense, waving them in front of the possible aggressor. This is a mutualistic symbiosis, the benefit for the anemone is in being transported around, with more ease in finding food, Hawaii, USA.

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From gallery: David Fleetham
Photographer: David Fleetham
Source: Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
Date: 7 Nov 2008
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Credit: David Fleetham/Visuals Unlimited, Inc.
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