Collected in surf zone. Mostly smaller individuals but three large adult.
Hermit crab in Epitonium tinctum shell.
Intertidal Rocks, under Rock
Note hairiness of legs, especially second segment from body
Ventral view with possible parasite on carapace, near tip of telson
Pasir Ris Park 21 Sep 2013
in Sunpiazza aquarium.
lives in north Hokkaido. (sea)
Collected in dredge. Inhabiting shell of Euspira heroes (=Lunatia heros).
This tiny hermit crab, less than an inch long in a dogwinkle shell, looks like it may be Pagurus granosimanus or Grainyhand Hermit. I've seen a lot of these on our beaches, but always the main color of the claws and legs is olive green with little turquoise spots. This one is so red! It does have orange antennae, a characteristic of the Grainyhand Hermit. Note there is a second hermit crab with the identical coloration, but smaller, in the lower right. I think it may be in a Black Turban shell.
This is a Pagurus beringanus or Bering Hermit Crab inside a pretty 3/4" topsnail shell, found clinging to a rock during a minus tide. It was crawling beside a Black Leather Chiton (aka Katy Chiton) and a smattering of baby Thatched Barnacles. This was the first Bering Hermit Crab I've identified, and its leg banding helped with the ID.
Trying to ID this tiny 3/4" hermit crab. Its body is large for its shell, like a Pagurus hirsutiusculus (Hairy Hermit) but it isn't hairy, and it has the large red pincer with a white stripe. I found it during a minus tide in the lower intertidal zone climbing across eelgrass.
Found in the forest near the beach on St. John (Cinnamon Bay)