Palm Beach County, Florida, US
It was small and was wearing a small black shell.
It was crawling on a rock.
It was in a small black shell.
It was crawling around on a rock with it's big left claw.
The common near-shore hermit crab. Numbers collected via scallop dredge today.
Single male specimen collected via dredge today.
At least 5 specimens collected via scallop dredge today. All inhabiting moon snail shells.
Approximately 15 adult specimens collected via dredge today after 20 minutes of towing. At least one female possessed early stage (bright orange / red) eggs. Both males and females collected. any number of smaller specimens (
Large specimen hiding under rock behind boathouse in 1m of water.
We have several species of Palaemonetes here in Woods Hole. Common grass shrimp that is abundant on our dock pilings in the summer. This photo was taken in the MBL Eel Pond boathouse.
Malacostraca is the largest of the six classes of crustaceans, containing over 25,000 extant species, divided among 16 orders. Its members display a greater diversity of body forms than any other class of animals, and include crabs, lobsters, shrimp, krill, woodlice, scuds (Amphipoda), mantis shrimp and many other less familiar animals. They are abundant in all marine environments and have also colonised freshwater and terrestrial habitats. They are united by a common Bauplan, comprising 20 body...