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Hermit crab

Pagurus armatus

Description:

Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea. Most of the 1100 species possess an asymmetrical abdomen which is concealed in an empty gastropod shell that is carried around by the hermit crab.

Habitat:

On the coast, I guess.

Notes:

Spotted in Turkey in 2008.

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4 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Moved to Arthropods

Thanks!

rangergirl0141
rangergirl0141 9 years ago

Hermit crab

Saint Shrike
Saint Shrike 9 years ago

Seems to be a little hermit crab of some sort.

Antalya, Turkey

Spotted on Jul 17, 2008
Submitted on Feb 23, 2011

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