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This is the Leach’s Hermit Crab (Pagurus prideaux)... &quot;Leach&rsquo;s hermit crabs and cloak anemones almost never appear without the other.&quot; If you are interested please read this amusing article on the relationship between these two species:<br />
<a href="https://adlayasanimals.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/leachs-hermit-crab-and-cloak-anemone-pagurus-prideaux-and-adamsia-palliata/" rel="nofollow">https://adlayasanimals.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/leachs-hermit-crab-and-cloak-anemone-pagurus-prideaux-and-adamsia-palliata/</a><br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/87101/...and_this_is_cloak_anemone_adamsia_palliata_-_the_turban-like_thingy_below_the_shell.html" title="...and this is Cloak Anemone (Adamsia palliata) - the turban-like thingy below the shell!"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2298/87101_thumb.JPG?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1582156810&Signature=RAIMRxtwOgTXhpOzGoQMFV4ntdc%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="...and this is Cloak Anemone (Adamsia palliata) - the turban-like thingy below the shell! If you have read the article I mention in the previous posting for the crab species you will see why I particularly like the sentence:  &quot;If we could all be more like the leach&rsquo;s hermit crab and the cloak anemone, maybe the world would be a better place. &quot;<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/87100/this_is_the_leachs_hermit_crab_pagurus_prideaux.html Adamsia palliata,Geotagged,Spain,Spring" /></a></figure> Geotagged,Pagurus prideaux,Spain,Spring Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

This is the Leach’s Hermit Crab (Pagurus prideaux)...

"Leach’s hermit crabs and cloak anemones almost never appear without the other." If you are interested please read this amusing article on the relationship between these two species:
https://adlayasanimals.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/leachs-hermit-crab-and-cloak-anemone-pagurus-prideaux-and-adamsia-palliata/

...and this is Cloak Anemone (Adamsia palliata) - the turban-like thingy below the shell! If you have read the article I mention in the previous posting for the crab species you will see why I particularly like the sentence:  "If we could all be more like the leach’s hermit crab and the cloak anemone, maybe the world would be a better place. "<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/87100/this_is_the_leachs_hermit_crab_pagurus_prideaux.html Adamsia palliata,Geotagged,Spain,Spring

    comments (3)

  1. Ahhh, so precious! Bookmarking that link to peruse later! Posted one month ago
  2. Well, that is really awesome! How fascinating that they grow in sync, and that the crab never has to get a new shell! Posted one month ago
    1. Yes, that is something I did not know about and I also find it a very neat trick! Posted one month ago

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''Pagurus prideaux'' is a species of hermit crab in the family Paguridae. It is found in shallow waters off the northwest coast of Europe and usually lives symbiotically with the sea anemone ''Adamsia palliata''.

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
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Uploaded Nov 29, 2019. Captured Apr 30, 2019 22:03 in Paseo Barrilla, 17, 35510 Tías, Las Palmas, Spain.
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