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Re: Re: Orthopagurus minimus (Toothshell Hermit Crab)


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Posted by scottfiji on September 15, 2007 at 22:56:13:

In Reply to: Re: Orthopagurus minimus (Toothshell Hermit Crab) posted by Merry on September 15, 2007 at 22:10:38:

hey merry,
yeah, that crab is interesting!

yep, that's encrusting bryozoans on its shell, if you look closely in chris's photos, you can see the lophomores (feeding tentacles) that all bryozoans have...

just like in this photo, which you've seen before
http://www.scottpenny.smugmug.com/gallery/3325032#185056226-L-LB

scott



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