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Index of flora
Index of fauna
SYMBIOSIS: Living Together—Commensalism
 
Photo by Tan Bee Hong
Dorripe facchino and anemone
Crab and Anemone
There are several species of crabs that have learnt to place

Dardanus (hermit crab)
and anemones
anemones on their backs, using the stinging tentacles of the anemone to fend off potential predators. This includes the spider crab (Doclea) (Family Majidae), the porter crab (Dorippe facchino) (Family Dorippidae) and several kinds of hermit crabs (Family Diogenidae, Paguridae).

The relationship between the porter crab and its anemone is the most intimate, the anemone actually growing with the crab!
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre