E-Fauna Photo Gallery

Pagurus hemphilli   (Maroon Hermit Crab)

Photo of Pagurus hemphilli  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2156)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location John Brown's Beach, Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Kelp canopy, also low tide on rocks
Photo Date Upload Date October 22, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2156
Notes The maroon color and unusual 'ringed' appearance of corneas of eyes are distinct. During the summer these hermits will climb high into the canopy of kelps (Macrocystis). Photo taken with a Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in a shallow aquarium.


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