|Image: David Rolla|
Crunch 'em, munch 'em, chew 'em up
But be careful of the spikes!
|Image: Moorea Biocode|
|Image: Tom Demeyer|
The spikes and bright colours are more about camouflage than taunting us like a painful honey dumpling or a hurty-hurty-schnookums. They disappear among the Indo-Pacific soft corals they live in and feed on whatever they can get their itty-bitty, clippy-claws on.
Video: Shane Siers
Sometimes they tear off polyps from the coral and attach them to their body to improve the camouflage.
|Image: Nick Hobgood|