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    • Blueband Hermit Crab
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    • Pagurus samuelis

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Recent observations

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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milliebasden

Date

February 6, 2016

Description

Blue-legged Hermit Crab in tegula shell

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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tillimonster

Date

January 31, 2016 11:04 AM PST

Description

I hope to find out more about the Hermit Crabs and what the dead animal they're eating is.

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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mrjohn

Date

January 28, 2016 12:56 PM PST

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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finatic

Date

January 23, 2016 12:38 PM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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finatic

Date

January 23, 2016 12:38 PM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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mrpmarinebio

Date

January 10, 2016 05:04 PM PST

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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erikaha

Date

January 1, 2016 07:14 PM PST

Description

Hermit crab, approx shell diameter 2.5-3 cm

Overcast, nighttime w/ low visibility, 8 Celsius,
2ft ebb tide

Exoskeleton is olive green with dark spots. Blue stripe present on end of each pereopod.

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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cedric_lee

Date

December 12, 2015 01:44 PM PST

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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finatic

Date

November 28, 2015 02:53 PM PST

Description

Orange County, California, US

The snail observation is at
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2438393

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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gbentall

Date

November 28, 2015 02:55 PM PST

Description

Occupying shell of small Megastraea undosa

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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finatic

Date

November 22, 2015 11:22 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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jaykeller

Date

November 8, 2015 03:37 PM PST
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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.

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