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Giant Hermit Crab

Petrochirus diogenes

Description:

Giant red hermit crab living in a very old barnacle encrusted whelk shell

Habitat:

Manatee River, near mouth of the river at Tampa Bay. Found in seagrass beds.

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4 Comments

akamberg
akamberg 8 years ago

Makes me want to go to the beach.

akamberg
akamberg 8 years ago

Cool find!

MishaCainNell
MishaCainNell 8 years ago

Yes! This is one of my favorites.

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Neat find!

MishaCainNell
Spotted by
MishaCainNell

Bradenton, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 4, 2012
Submitted on May 5, 2012

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