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Discorsopagurus schmitti   (Tubeworm Hermit Crab)

Photo of Discorsopagurus schmitti  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2101)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sitka Sound, SE Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Low intertidal and subtidal boulders
Photo Date Upload Date October 18, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2101
Notes This unusual hermit is commonly found in the empty tubes of tubeworms, commonly ones cemented to rocks. Easily missed, the way to find this species is to look carefully at a clump of calcareous tubeworms, chances are several of the 'worms' will actually be hermits.


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