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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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dominic

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August 23, 2015

Description

Here is the second individual.

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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dominic

Date

August 23, 2015

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Found a lot of these guys but I only got pictures of 2 individuals.

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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jmaughn

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July 20, 2015

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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lonnyholmes

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July 11, 2015 11:58 AM PDT

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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bsarwanoke

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June 25, 2015 12:32 PM PDT

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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jmaughn

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June 26, 2015

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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knightericm

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May 24, 2015 05:12 PM CDT

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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rjadams55

Date

April 2, 2013

Description

Blueband Hermit crabs are found from British Columbia to Baja California and can be told from the very similar Hairy Hermit Crab (Pagurus hirsutiusculus) by their reddish antennae. This one is wearing the shell of a Black Turban Snail (Tegula funebralis)

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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rjadams55

Date

February 7, 2012

Description

Blueband Hermit crabs are found from British Columbia to Baja California and are common in Pacific Grove's tidepools. They are told from the very similar Hairy Hermit Crab (Pagurus hirsutiusculus) by their reddish flagellum. This one is wearing the shell of a Black Turban Snail (Tegula funebralis)

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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daydream

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April 26, 2015 09:34 AM PDT

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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svramirez

Date

April 26, 2015 12:15 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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blueband hermit Pagurus samuelis

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ejenkins

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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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