Colour, usually orange but occasionally bluish
specimens are discovered.
More Information and Photographs (Link)
The major larger claw is always on the right side nearest the apex
of the adopted shell when viewed from the front.
Crab on the left is Diogenes pugilator
with the major claw on the left.
bernhardus dislodged from its protective whelk shell, with eggs attached
to the soft abdomen.
Scraps of food, worms, organic detritus.
with the sea anemone Calliactis parasitica and other epilithic life.(Link)
There is a small discussion and observations
of Hermit Crabs with Calliactis on the
Marine Wildlife of the North-east Atlantic Ocean
Group (commenced 1 August 2000)
Group Home: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/Glaucus
Use the Search Messages method and type in Calliactis.
Crabs off Worthing
by Paul Parsons
Hermit Crabs in Torbay
Crabs (Isle of Wight) including Pagurus cuanensis
Luke Richards' web pages
Pagurus cuanensis (CD-ROM ONLY) Andy
Photograph showing the
reduced fifth pair of legs
Footage showing a Hermit
Crab with its claws withdrawn into its adopted shell (CD-ROM only).
Hermit Crabs for the younger student (NE Atlantic
Information wanted: Please send any records of this crab, with
location, date, who discovered it, how it was identified, prevalence, common
name and any other details to
Shorewatch Project EMail Glaucus@hotmail.com.
All messages will receive a reply.