I observed a Caribbean Hermit Crab, Coenobita clypeatus, at Tulum, Mexico.
It was a little too large for the shell it was using, as it could not withdrawn completely into the shell.
Abundant. Many under close to every rock in the mid and low tide zones.
Hermit crab wondering around trying to find a shell to live in
One of the many thousands of half crabs under the rocks in the rocky intertidal zone of Corsair Bay. This was the only crab species we found and it was extraordinarily abundant.
In 65mm Austrofusus chathamensis whelk shell.
1) Waving at Notomegabalanus decorus barnacle which is waving back. Barnacle 22 x 22 at base, 10 high; 11 x 9mm at top rim.
3) Tucked in on left, with another in an Ostrich foot shell
ECOL306 field trip
Hermit crab doing the rounds in a tidal rock pool.
Tracks of hermit crabs in tidal rock pool.
half crab on the beach amongst rocks
Captura al amanecer. Me comentaron que la playa se llama San Juan de los Cabos, está cerca de La Paz.