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What is this guy?

Discussion in 'Inverts and other Marine Animals' started by Ryan303, Feb 7, 2022.

  1. Ryan303

    Ryan303 Copepod

    I found this on one of my urchins. I cant tell if it was eating the urchins tentacles or if they were just pulled in.

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  2. SynDen

    SynDen Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Hard to tell exactly but looks a bit like a porcelain crab
  3. Ryan303

    Ryan303 Copepod

    Thank you.
  4. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    It could be stuck to the tube feet of the urchin. If so, you might have to intervene to keep it alive.
  5. ReefCheif

    ReefCheif Shark Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    That is a zebra crab and its NOT beneficial to your urchin. It eats the spines and will eventually kill the urchin.
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  6. Ryan303

    Ryan303 Copepod

    Thanks for the reply. I think it got my white and purple urchin before I dumped him in my refugium.

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