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Hermit Crab



Hermit crabs have soft, spirally curved abdomens and that makes them very vulnerable.They carry a salvaged, empty seashell into which the whole body can retract. They mostly use empty shells of sea snails.


Photographed this crab in the soft, white sand beach at Neil Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

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Radha 4 years ago

@Marta -- Thank you!

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Nice close up!

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Lat: 11.83, Long: 93.05

Spotted on Feb 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 5, 2013

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