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Elassochirus gilli   (Pacific Red Hermit Crab)

Photo of Elassochirus gilli  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2145)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Halibut Point, Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Low intertidal
Photo Date Upload Date October 22, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2145
Notes The bright red-orange color of this hermit make it unmistakable. Usually subtidal, may occur in rocky areas in the lowest intertidal zone. Photo taken with a Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in a shallow aquarium.

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