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25.01.2021
Indonesia, West Papua
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The Candy Crab / Hoplophrys Oatesi

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Audrey Fougere
PADI - Open Water Scuba Instructor

Also known as Commensal Soft Coral Crab, we can find him on a soft coral trying to mimic it. He's the king of the camouflage, you may be lucky to find it at night, and really lucky at day time! They feed on plankton caught in the corals. The Candy Crab are widespread mostly in Indo-Pacific. Beautiful and interesting creature!

Audrey Fougere
PADI - Open Water Scuba Instructor

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