Harlequin Shrimp. (Gianni Cicalese)
Harlequin shrimps detect their prey using scent. They locate a starfish and prize its arms from the rock. The male and female shrimp overturn the starfish together to disable it. This allows them to feed on its delicate tube feet starting at the tips and working inwards. Sometimes they will take the starfish into a dark recess where they can continue to feed for several days. Some even feed the starfish prey, keeping it alive so that they can dine on it later.
Photo by Richard Ross
This here is a beautiful adult dwarf cuttlefish (Sepia bandensis). They grow to about 4in long and are a great choice for someone wanting to have a cephalopod aquarium, but this sort of animal is only for the extremely experienced and devoted as they are needy animals. Never forget to do your research for any animal you try to keep in your home.
He looks like Loki…
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And now I’m stealing it from yours.
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