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    • Pagurus samuelis
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    • blueband hermit

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Recent observations

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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qli

Date

May 25, 2014

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spencerdoughtie

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the past

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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kmedina

Date

December 5, 2014 03:42 PM PST

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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marisa_a

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August 12, 2014 05:29 AM PDT

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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effectivelywild

Date

November 25, 2014 04:55 PM PST

Description

SE facing beach. Sun going down. Low tide. This little guy didn't want to come out of his shell for the picture! Crawling around under water in a tide pool before I picked him up for the photo.

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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loloscheiner

Date

November 26, 2014 03:52 PM PST

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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m_jon

Date

July 17, 2014 01:08 PM PDT

Description

Hermit crabs, common in the tidepools.

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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quetzalqueen

Date

October 20, 2014 03:00 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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blueband hermit (Pagurus samuelis) Pagurus samuelis

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loarie

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October 8, 2014 04:34 PM PDT

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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kucycads

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September 8, 2014

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 27, 2014 08:11 AM PDT

Description

The hermit please, not the shell (brown turban).

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dreierj

Date

October 22, 1989
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Description from Wikipedia

Pagurus samuelis, the blueband hermit crab, is a species of hermit crab from the west coast of North America, and the most common hermit crab in California. It is a small species, with distinctive blue bands on its legs. It prefers to live in the shell of the black turban snail, and is a nocturnal scavenger of algae and carrion.

No range data available.