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    • Blueband Hermit Crab
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    • Pagurus samuelis

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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onid2357

Date

September 17, 2016 04:24 PM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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seangreene

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September 4, 2016 03:21 PM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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cedric_lee

Date

August 25, 2016

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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ross2

Date

August 23, 2016 11:06 AM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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laurennashir

Date

August 15, 2016 03:57 PM PDT

Description

Crab was dark green and brown with bright white stripes lining it's legs. You can tell it's a young crab because it has several white bands, whereas adults have few, and the size of the crab was quite small (3/8 inch in width & about 1/2 inch in height). The shell was mostly brown but with some metallic silver spots covering it. In the third photo you can see that a small limpet is attached to the shell. This crab was found in a rocky and shallow part of the tide pool, he was actively crawling around when found.

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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glmory

Date

August 13, 2016 10:01 AM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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siobhancalhoun

Date

June 17, 2016 01:02 PM PDT

Description

The Blueband Hermit Crab is rather common in the tide pool area, and is easily spotted due to its contrasted black, orange, and white shell. It can be seen scuttling along various surfaces (rocks, seaweed, etc.).

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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liaverlander

Date

August 12, 2016 12:22 PM PDT

Description

hard, rough texture. small quick movements, fighting. aggressive behavior. retraction into shells

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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dsacer

Date

February 7, 2016 02:07 PM HST

Description

The boys both had a lot of fun looking at hermit crabs

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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glmory

Date

August 1, 2016 01:15 PM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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yetikat

Date

July 31, 2016 12:48 PM PDT

Description

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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jmartz87

Date

July 26, 2016 11:17 AM PDT
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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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