Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs (family Paguridae) are fascinating crustaceans, known for their unique behaviour of repurposing discarded mollusk shells as protective homes. Paguridae date back over 200 million years, where the fossil record shows hermit crabs utilising ammonite shells. Of 800 described species, the majority inhabit marine habitats such as oceans and estuaries, however there are a …

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