Soft Coral crab decorates itself!
The NEPHTHEIDAE family of soft corals have bloomed in the past 18 months at Uepi. So there are lots of chances to find the soft coral crab (Hoplophrys oatesi) and observe these tiny critters close up and personal. No wonder they look like the coral they live in - the decorator comes out as it cuts a bit of coral, appears to chew or put some glue on the end and then plants it on its back. See what you think - fascinating huh??
Kellys and Uepi Crew