Squat lobsters are common associates on deep-sea corals, like this one observed at Guyot Ridge. Oftentimes a crab species will only associate with a certain type of coral.

Squat lobsters are common associates on deep-sea corals, like this one observed at Guyot Ridge. Oftentimes a crab species will only associate with a certain type of coral. Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.

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