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Peltogaster paguri  (Hermit Crab Parastic Barnacle)

Photo of Peltogaster paguri by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #101425)

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Photo Location Saginaw Bay, Kuiu Island, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Parasitic on Pagurid hermit crabs
Photo Date May 23, 2017 Upload Date May 25, 2017
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 101425
Notes This rhizocephalan barnacle is parasitic on several species of hermit crabs. It is likely to be one of a group of undescribed species lumped together under this name. The orange or red structure is the externae which contains the developing barnacle embryos. The main body of the barnacle is inside the posterior portion of the hermit's body.

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