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Asthenosoma varium

Grube, 1868


Ilan Lubitz Shrimp (Allopontonia iaini) on Fire urchin (Asthenosoma varium) Anilao . philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 17 Oct 2013
Ilan Lubitz Shrimp (Allopontonia iaini) on Fire urchin (Asthenosoma varium) Anilao . philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Roby Galli Fotografia Not easy,well done

Message posted on UWphotographers on 17 Oct 2013
Ilan Lubitz Shrimp (Allopontonia iaini) on Fire urchin (Asthenosoma varium) Anilao . philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 17 Oct 2013
Ilan Lubitz Shrimp (Allopontonia iaini) on Fire urchin (Asthenosoma varium) Anilao . philippines. Nikon D3X. 60mm. SB-105.

Minwook Kim Beautiful!

Elena Gosman maravillosooo !!

Message posted on Wetpixel Underwater Photography on 17 Oct 2013
Gena Kokonas Malapascua, Philippines. About 9-10 meters. What a funky unit, watching him walk along the bottom was fascinating... what is he?

Kati Burg This is a Fire Urchin (Asthenosoma varium). It is poisonous. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asthenosoma_varium

Gena Kokonas I thought it looked like it would be poisonous. Thnx for the info, and site!

Bernard Maglana Where are the coleman Kathrin Hachenberg : )

Kati Burg :-)

Carl-Johan Nilsson Look for Zebra Crabs, Coleman Shrimps and a "Criniod Squat Lobster lookalike" shrimp on those!

Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Echinodermata (Phylum)
    Echinozoa (Subphylum)
      Echinoidea (Class)
        Euechinoidea (Subclass)
          Echinothurioida (Order)
            Echinothuriidae (Family)
              Echinothuriinae (Subfamily)
                Asthenosoma (Genus)
                  Asthenosoma varium (Species)
Associated Species