Gallery quality underwater photographic print by Paul Waldeck, available framed or unframed in several sizes.
These small Coral Hermit Crabs find abandoned worm tubes and holes in hard coral in which they reside. They use long feather-like antennae to strain plankton out of the water on which they feed. Very colorful, Coral Hermit Crabs are usually found in colonies and often two crabs will inhabit the same hole.
Coral Hermit Crabs exhibit the same behavior as their hermit crab cousins and find larger holes as they outgrow the current one. Like all crustaceans, Coral Hermit Crabs molt (shed their exsokeleton) as they grow.
Photographed in the Solomon Islands