• Symbiosis in harmony

    Symbiosis in harmony

    A Leach’s spider crab (Inachus phalangium) is hidden among the tentacles of a Mediterranean snakelocks sea anemone (Anemonia sulcata) in the small bay of Dilesi at South Evoikos Gulf. The crab finds protection from bigger hunters in the poisonous tentacles and lurks to attack tiny shrimps of the genus Leptomysis, who also live in schools close by Anemonia sulcata. On the other hand, the sea anemone benefits from the presence of the crab as the tentacles get cleaned from algae.

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