Hairy Hermit Crab (Pagurus hirsutiusculus)

Also known as Anomura Crab, Hairy Hermit, Hairy-legged Hermit Crab

Description

Also known as Anomura Crab, Hairy Hermit, Hairy-legged Hermit Crab.

Found both day and night under algae, coral, rocks and seaweed in protected waters of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on detritus and seaweeds!
Length - 11cm
Depth - 0-110m
Widespread Pacific Ocean

Anomura crabs are considered false crabs, they have a longer abdomen and the back legs are modified or reduced so hardly noticeable.
These crabs include the hermit crabs and squat lobsters.
Many thousands of species live worldwide in sea water, fresh water and on land.
Hermit crabs change their shells regularly but only when they find a larger and newer shell to feel safe in Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagurus_hirsutiusculus

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