Hermit Crab Photos, Pagurus sp


Photo of Pagurus sp, Hermit crab

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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. 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, Pagurus sp Photo.
Image ID: 13693  
Species: Hermit crab, Pagurus
 

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Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Crustacean  >  Crab
Subject  >  Technique  >  Captivity  >  Aquarium
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

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Pagurus sp.

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Updated: September 22, 2018

Species permalink: Pagurus sp
Common name permalink: Hermit crab