Incidental catch via dredge on F/V Gemma
Collected off Fay Beach. Mature individuals and some smaller. Approx 20. Common in surf zone.
Hermit Crab, Changi ©Tan KH
This Margarites pupillus or Puppet Margarite shell is the home for a tiny Pagurus granosimanus or Grainyhand Hermit Crab. The shell is just a bit over 1/4", found when I turned over a rock at low tide.
Found dead on the beach.
Not just the one individual but hopefully the same species
About 1" across, found in holdfast.
San Diego County, California, US
sandy beach, looks like a burrower
white bands on legs, using ~1-2cm shells