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Labidochirus splendescens  (Splendid Hermit)

Photo of Labidochirus splendescens by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2153)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Glacier Bay, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat 75 meters
Photo Date Upload Date October 22, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2153
Notes This unusual hermit crab has a greatly reduced abdomen and strongly calcified carapace. The abdomen is protected by a small shell that becomes overgrown and eventually replaced by a colonial hydroid.

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