Hermit Crab Photos, Pagurus granosimanus


Photos of Pagurus granosimanus, Hermit crab; and 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 Add To Light Table Hermit crab in olive shell, Pagurus granosimanus, Olivella biplicata, Monterey, California Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 13693  
Species: Hermit crab, Pagurus
 
Hermit crab in olive shell.
Image ID: 01033  
Species: Hermit crab, Pagurus granosimanus, Olivella biplicata
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: August 14, 2020

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Common name permalink: Hermit crab