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    • Pagurus samuelis
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    • blueband hermit

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Recent observations

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dreierj

Date

October 22, 1989

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ivanparr

Date

July 13, 2014

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What

blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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anudibranchmom

Date

June 22, 2014 02:01 PM PDT

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What

Blueband Hermit Pagurus samuelis

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ajwacaser

Date

June 18, 2014 11:43 AM PDT

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wendy5

Date

June 12, 2014

Description

Could this be the pincer of a Pagurus samuelis or Blueband hermit crab? It was a live pincer but inside a hole in a rock, not inside a shell. We saw it moving. The pincer has beautiful bright blue untidy spots, and it was less than an inch long. We couldn't see the rest of the crab.

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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allisonjgong

Date

April 20, 2014

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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gbentall

Date

March 28, 2014 03:15 PM PDT

Description

In shells of Olivella biplicata

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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chela

Date

March 29, 2014 07:02 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

On left

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Date

March 28, 2014

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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dfranco

Date

March 28, 2014 03:28 PM PDT

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damontighe

Date

January 1, 2014 03:20 PM PST

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What

blueband hermit (Pagurus samuelis) Pagurus samuelis

Observer

finatic

Date

July 17, 2005 10:21 AM PDT

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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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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