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Pagurus granosimanus   (Grainyhand Hermit Crab)

Photo of Pagurus granosimanus  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2163)

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Photo Location Kruzof Island, Sitka Sound Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Mid to upper intertidal zone
Photo Date Upload Date October 22, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2163
Notes This common hermit is commonly found alongside the hairy hermit (Pagurus hirsutiusculus). The olive-green color, and light blue smooth tubercles on claws are distinctive. I found this specimen in a tidepool with several others wearing the shell of the Purple-ringed Topsnail. Photo taken with a Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in a shallow aquarium.


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