Pequeño cangrejo ermitaño teniendo un enfrentamiento con otro ermitaño mayor, ambos usan conchas de Astralium
Marvelous blue eyes with "eyelash" bristles are the ID for this hermit. ID as per "Reef Creature Identification," p. 150.
Credit for this one to the naturalists at Crandon, who were collecting it for their exhibits. Lucky timing for me!
Anyone know what kind of crab this is? They are always all over the place at the beach. Some kind of sand crab i think?
On beach near mangroves.
San Diego County, California, US
Struggling to right itself after a wave receded.
Found on low relief spur and groove habitat, ~30'.