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Hermit Crab - Pagurus acadianus The subtidal zone was full of hermit crabs during low tide. This one had wide major claws and reddish stripes. I suspect that it is Pagurus acadianus, but am in the process of confirming this ID.<br />
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 Here are a few videos that I took of these crabs...sorry for the poor videographer skills!<br />
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Hermit Crab - Pagurus acadianus

The subtidal zone was full of hermit crabs during low tide. This one had wide major claws and reddish stripes. I suspect that it is Pagurus acadianus, but am in the process of confirming this ID.

Here are a few videos that I took of these crabs...sorry for the poor videographer skills!





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''Pagurus acadianus'', the Acadian hermit crab, is a species of hermit crab in the family Paguridae. It is found in Western Atlantic Ocean.

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jun 19, 2018. Captured Jun 18, 2018 07:57 in 14 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, ME 04046, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm