Lembeh Cottage Critter Update: 2nd half of February 2011

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Some of our critter encounters from 2nd half of February 2011:

Electric Clam, Ribbon Eel, Hairy Frogfish, Carry Crab, Spiny Devilfish, Wonderpus, Juvenile Sweetlips, Dragonet, Banded Snake Eel, Cardinal Fish, Barramundi, Spider Crab, Hairy Filefish, Emperor Shrimp, Cuttlefish, Mantis Shrimp (see below), Halimeda Crab, Box Crab, Pontohi Pygmy Seahorse, Orang-utan Crab, Zebra Batfish, Squat Lobster, Cockatoo Flounder, Ornate Ghost Pipefish, Yellow Boxfish (filmed being eaten 3 times and finally spat out!), Banggai Cardinalfish, Mushroom Coral Shrimp just to name a few.

Critter Focus: Mantis Shrimp with eggs


Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) come in two varieties; smashers and spearers. Smashers have blunt limbs for breaking open shells to find food. Normally these are found hunting away from their burrow. Spearers have long folding limbs for grasping prey. Generally these spearers hunt from the entrance to their burrow. Here the Mantis Shrimp can be seen with its eggs.

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