Commensal Emperor Shrimp and Tryon's Risbecia Nudibranch
Commensalism is a form of symbiosis where one species (the shrimp) benefits while its host (the nudibranch) gains no benefit but remains unharmed by the association.
The shrimp hitches a ride while foraging the black sand bottom.
Dinah's Beach, Papua New Guinea
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