The majid crab among the Lophelia corals.

Figure 2.  The majid crab (Rochina crassa) among the Lophelia corals.  This is a large crab that roams over both coral and non-coral habitat.  Although difficult to see there are also sea urchins, anemones and small brittle stars within the coral branches. Image courtesy of Ross et al, NOAA, HBOI.

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