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Long-clawed Hermit Crab Pagurus longicarpus


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Long-clawed Hermit Crab
credit: Banco de im genes del CNICE - MEC/CCSA

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Description Pagurus longicarpus, the long-clawed hermit crab, is a small (up to 1/2 in or 1.27 cm) common subtidal decapod ranging out to 150 ft (46 m) deep found living in shells from periwinkles, oyster drills, and eastern mud snails. It is found from Nova Scotia to Florida and Texas.

Habitat Rocks, Mud flats, Salt marshes & estuaries.

Range Texas, New England, Florida, Eastern Canada, Mid-Atlantic.