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Pagurus dalli   (White Knee Hermit Crab)

Photo of Pagurus dalli  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2160)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Sitka Sound, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat 35 meters on cobble
Photo Date Upload Date October 22, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2160
Notes The relatively long thin claws and white 'knees' on the walking legs distinguish this species. Like the related Pagurus stevensae, this hermit has a row of sharp spines on palm of left claw. Photo taken with a Pentax Optio W10 underwater camera submerged in a shallow aquarium.

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