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Hermit crab. Hermit crabs wear shells to protect their soft abdomens, which are asymmetrical and curved to fit the spiral shape of their shell. Like all crabs, hermit crabs are decapods; they have five pairs of legs, including a pair of claws. One claw is much larger than the other, the hermit crab uses it for defense and food shredding while it uses the smaller claw for eating. The second and third pairs of legs help the crab walk, and the last two pairs hold the hermit crab in its shell, Pagurus Hermit crab in olive shell, Pagurus granosimanus, Olivella biplicata, Monterey, California Unidentified marine hermit crab, Monterey, California
Hermit crab. Hermit crabs wear shells to protect their soft abdomens, which are asymmetrical and curved to fit the spiral shape of their shell. Like all crabs, hermit crabs are decapods; they have five pairs of legs, including a pair of claws. One claw is much larger than the other, the hermit crab uses it for defense and food shredding while it uses the smaller claw for eating. The second and third pairs of legs help the crab walk, and the last two pairs hold the hermit crab in its shell. Hermit Crab Photo.
Image ID: 13693  
Species: Hermit crab, Pagurus
 
Hermit crab in olive shell. Hermit Crab Picture.
Image ID: 01033  
Species: Hermit crab, Pagurus granosimanus, Olivella biplicata
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Unidentified marine hermit crab. Stock Photography of Hermit Crab.
Image ID: 07019  
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 

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Categories Appearing Among These Images:
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Crustacean  >  Crab
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Gastropods / Snail
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Monterey Peninsula
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (California)
Subject  >  Technique  >  Captivity  >  Aquarium
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Olivella biplicata
Pagurus granosimanus
Pagurus sp.

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Updated: December 14, 2017