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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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patsimpson2000

Date

May 22, 2016 04:03 AM PDT

Description

Not a great photo... but blue bands were clearly visible.

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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squidlyfe

Date

May 22, 2016 04:53 AM PDT

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Hermit

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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johnmarrow

Date

April 10, 2016

Description

These hermit crabs were very common on the beach and were often found in black turban shells.

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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alfonso8

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April 15, 2016 12:01 PM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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seangreene

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April 30, 2016 11:56 AM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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seangreene

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April 30, 2016 11:59 AM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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zoe5

Date

April 30, 2016 11:09 AM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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zoe5

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April 30, 2016 11:09 AM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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lschare

Date

April 30, 2016 11:01 AM PDT

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Hermit crab running out of bigger shell

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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maryy

Date

April 30, 2016 11:02 AM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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chelseaa

Date

April 30, 2016 10:56 AM PDT

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Blueband Hermit Crab Pagurus samuelis

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April 30, 2016 10:55 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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