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Paguristes turgidus   (Hermit Crab)

Photo of Paguristes turgidus  by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #2238)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Annette Island, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Subtidal on mud and sand
Photo Date Upload Date October 25, 2007
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 2238
Notes This hermit is actually in a completely different family than are all but two others of British Columbia's 28 (or so) species of hermit crab. One easily seen difference is that most other hermit crabs (except for Paguristes ulreyi in the same family) have the claws of different size and shape with the right usually being larger and more robust. In members of the genus Paguristes the claws are pretty much equal in size.

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