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Pagurus confragosus   (Knobbyhand Hermit Crab)

Photo of Pagurus confragosus  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2199)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Bering Sea Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Unknown
Photo Date Upload Date October 23, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2199
Notes Somewhat similar to both Pagurus tanneri and P. cornutus in being the only three local hermits that have a raised ridge on the left claw AND a triangular plateau on the right claw (many have just on left). In P. confragosus the 'triangle' on the right claw has a base that is 2/3 or more the width of the claw, while it is only about 1/2 as wide in P. cornutus. In P. tanneri the 'triangle' is only slightly raised and does not form a horn or knob as it does in the other two species.


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