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Pagurus setosus   (Setose Hermit Crab)

Photo of Pagurus setosus  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2196)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Glacier Bay, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat 75 meters
Photo Date Upload Date October 23, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2196
Notes This densely hairy species resembles both P. kennerlyi and P. capillatus. They lack the white or blue tipped spines as seen in P. kennerly, and have solid colored antennae while P. kennerlyi have banded antennae. The dactyls ('feet') of the walking legs of P. setosus have strong spines while P. capillatus do not. Field identification of all three of these large hermits can be difficult!


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