In the shells of Black Turban Snails (Is the brown shell still from a Black Turban Snail?)
Hermit Crab in Bodega Bay in the tide pools.
Blue Banded Hermit feeding in the tide pools at Carmel Beach, CA.
Pagurus samuelis, the blueband hermit crab, is a species of hermit crab from the west coast of North America, and the commonest 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.