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Guard the eggs
Guard the eggs by Lucie Drlikova
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012- (4/17/2012 6:26:00 AM)
Category: Macro - not swimming
location: Indian Ocean Tanzania
message Great photo! Excellent animal behavior. Marylin
 
Marylin B
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message Thank you Marylin, I saw it also first time, I just do not know what exactly the crab is doing with the Clown fish eggs? ( I think they are the clown fish eggs??? ). Does he eat it? In the picture it looks more like guarding :-)) Maybe somebody has detailed knowledge???
 
Lucie Drlikova
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message Hi Lucie,

Great shot!

This is a description of the behavior from BBC's website:

"Reproduction
Porcelain crabs are often found in heterosexual pairs. They have internal fertilization, the male passing sperm to the female in the form of a tiny packet called a spermatophore. The eggs are carried by the female in a brood flap, on the abdomen. A single female may carry nearly 1,600 eggs at a time. The larvae are planktonic for several weeks before settling."




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Tony Cherbas
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message Thank you Tony for the explanation and link!!! smile
Interesting Behavior smile THANKS!!!
 
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