A squat lobster and sea spider live on the fringe of a barrel sponge. Image captured August 5, 2010 by the Little Hercules ROV at 700 meters depth on a new seamount mapped by Baruna Jaya IV during the INDEX SATAL 2010 Expedition.
Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010
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Squat Lobster hiding in bleached coral.
My photo of my one and only sighting (so far) of a Spider Squat Lobster (Chirostylus sandyi). It moved like an underwater daddy-long-legs. Just much slower.
Komodo ‘11: Day 5: Coral Garden
Hairy Squat Lobsters [Lauriea siagiani] in a Barrel Sponge.
These guys are of the family Galatheoidea, not closely related to true lobster, or true crabs.
I will never ever get bored of seeing them.
Crinoid Squat Lobster by my mentor Karen Chen