Common Hermit Crab
Common Hermit Crab

"Pagurus Bernhardus" / The Common Hermit Crab is only armoured on the forepart of its body/ It protects the soft twisted abdomen by living in an abandoned shell / Changing shells as it grows / It is able to walk about freely , carrying the shell with it / The larger individuals live in Whelk shells.

Ref: 9329

Date: 30/09/2011

Location: Rock Pool - Manorbier

Common Hermit Crab

"Pagurus Bernhardus" / The Common Hermit Crab is only armoured on the forepart of its body/ It protects the soft twisted abdomen by living in an abandoned shell / Changing shells as it grows / It is able to walk about freely , carrying the shell with it / The larger individuals live in Whelk shells.

Ref: 9329

Date: 30/09/2011

Location: Rock Pool - Manorbier