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Ηermit crabs

Pagurus novizealandiae


Two hermit crabs, at Motunau beach, NZ. I was watching for sometime the one in the nerite shell (small black shell) , trying to enter the cookia sulcata shell (pinkish shell), wich was also occupied by a hermit crab...Eventually he gave up and left with his nerite shell. Short video added too :)

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New Zealand

Spotted on Apr 14, 2011
Submitted on Oct 18, 2012

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