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unidentified hermit crab

Description:

Multi-colored hermit crab in auger or mitre shell with ~ 10 mm opening/

Habitat:

Near shore tropical waters; coral reef ecosystem.

Notes:

Spotted off of Leeward Oahu. Month and day notional; year is known with certainty. Original medium photoprint; photo taken with Nikonos III using close-up kit and flash; print subsequently scanned and image saved as digital file.


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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Lat: 21.43, Long: -158.19

Spotted on Jun 1, 1984
Submitted on Dec 9, 2011

Spotted for mission

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