A Hermit Crab inhabiting the shell of a Lightening Whelk. Found along the TAMUCC campus beach [ TAMUCC Fall 2016 ]
Bio-census survey w/ the Lost Pines TMN Chapter for Sarah Jones
x6 dead, male and female
modest barnacle on board this one only.
with oyster borer shells;
mussel shells, green and blue;
amphibola crenata shell
The decapods or Decapoda (literally "ten-footed") are an order of crustaceans within the class Malacostraca, including many familiar groups, such as crayfish, crabs, lobsters, prawns and shrimp. Most decapods are scavengers. The order is estimated to contain nearly 15,000 species in around 2,700 genera, with approximately 3,300 fossil species. Nearly half of these species are crabs, with the shrimp (c. 3000 species) and Anomura (including hermit crabs, porcelain crabs, squat lobsters: (c. 2500 species), making up the bulk...