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Paguridae - Photo (c) Mike Hansen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Family Paguridae, a member of Hermit Crabs (Superfamily Paguroidea)
Posted by sea-kangaroo about 4 years ago (Flag)
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Paguridae - Photo (c) Mike Hansen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
invertzoo's ID: Family Paguridae, a member of Hermit Crabs (Superfamily Paguroidea)
Posted by invertzoo about 2 months ago (Flag)
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Ah ha! This hermit crab is using the shell of a cerith. Cool. I would like to add this to my paper.

Posted by invertzoo about 2 months ago (Flag)
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Do you have an ongoing project about hermit crab shell selection?

Posted by sea-kangaroo about 2 months ago (Flag)
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By the way-- I'm going to be in Maui next month, and BVI in December if you have any special requests of things to keep an eye out for! I like having bio-missions. :) I just yesterday discovered all the helpful photographic tips you wrote on your profile page, so I'll be doing a better job at it than some of my past obs. :)

Posted by sea-kangaroo about 2 months ago (Flag)
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The short paper that I am working on now is an update to a species checklist that I published in 2013 of the marine mollusks of Saba.

In the past the marine mollusk fauna of that little island had hardly ever been investigated at all, so even fairly "ordinary" species can be new to the list for Saba.

I will try to think what I could ask you to do in Maui or in BVI. I know a heck of a lot more about the marine mollusk fauna of BVI than I do about those of the Hawaiian Islands, so I may be able to come up with something more intelligent for BVI.

Although basically I love to see any marine mollusks from anywhere, especially the smaller species.

Posted by invertzoo about 2 months ago (Flag)
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A friend of mine just reminded me that a year before you visited, a vast amount of white sand from Sint Maarten was added to the "beach" at Cove Bay on Saba, in order to try to create a white sand beach there. The sand from St. Maarten contained many shells, including this species, so I can't assume that this cerith lived on Saba, unfortunately.

Where did you scuba dive? If it was somewhere other than Cove Bay, I can probably use any mollusks you saw, empty shells or live animals. :) I would be very happy if you add more observations from Saba.

Posted by invertzoo about 1 month ago (Flag)
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Paguridae - Photo (c) Mike Hansen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
sea-kangaroo's ID: Family Paguridae, a member of Hermit Crabs (Superfamily Paguroidea)
Paguridae - Photo (c) Mike Hansen, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
invertzoo's ID: Family Paguridae, a member of Hermit Crabs (Superfamily Paguroidea)
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