Contest entries
Pygmy seahorse taken in Lembeh with an EOS MKII at aperture 4.0
By Martin Klein
posted 05:08 CST Today (within the last hour)
Clam garden
By Steven Miller
posted Thursday, February 23, 2017
I ve been developing a lighting technique  and I thought the mermaid statue at Sunset House would be a perfect subject to employ it. I m pleased with the result    No Photoshop.
By Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
posted Thursday, February 23, 2017
Diopatra neapolitana
Alien which give bioluminescent signals.
By Cumhur Gedikoglu
posted Thursday, February 23, 2017
The very rare  Psychedelic Frogfish  Histiophryne Psychedelica   was discovered in 2008 and is only found in Ambon  Indonesia. This is a juvenile.
By Tony Cherbas
posted Thursday, February 23, 2017
Blenny missing a few cirri
By Henley Spiers
posted Thursday, February 23, 2017


Photo Dive Sites
dive sites latestBatu niti
Indonesia, Bali Sea
dive sites latestswimming pool
Bulgaria
dive sites latestHol Chan Marine P...
Belize, Gulf Of Mexico
dive sites latesthounas
Egypt, Red Sea
dive sites latestVUILNISBELT POORT...
Netherlands, North Sea
dive sites latestCraters edge
Dominica, Caribbean Sea
dive sites latestFish taleT
Bahamas, Atlantic (North American coastal)
dive sites latestArborek Village R...
Indonesia
dive sites latestKwanji Tulamben Bali
Indonesia, Bali Sea
dive sites latestThree trees at Is...
Thailand, Andaman Sea

Search Forums

  infoYou are not logged so will not be able to make forum posts until you login or open a member account
  Really Simple Syndication  
Underwater Photo Contest Entry

Taken by: Lucie Drlikova

Guard the eggs
Guard the eggs by Lucie Drlikova
VOTES: 23
VOTE!


forum thread for this image
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
7296 point member
Marylin B member image
 
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
1764 point member
Lucie Drlikova member image
 
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."




website
 
Tony Cherbas
15336 point member
Tony Cherbas member image
 
message Thank you Tony for the explanation and link!!! smile
Interesting Behavior smile THANKS!!!
 
Lucie Drlikova
1764 point member
Lucie Drlikova member image