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Hermit crabs fighting, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA : Stock Photo
Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea. They are not closely related to true crabs. Hermit crabs are quite commonly seen in the intertidal zone: for example, in tide pools. Most species have long, soft abdomens which are protected from predators by a salvaged empty seashell carried on the crabs back, into which the crabs whole body can retract. Most frequently hermit crabs use the shells of sea snails; the tip of the hermit crabs abdomen is adapted to clasp strongly onto the columella of the snail shell.

Hermit crabs fighting, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA

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Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea. They are not closely related to true crabs. Hermit crabs are quite commonly seen in the intertidal zone: for example, in tide pools. Most species have long, soft abdomens which are protected from predators by a salvaged empty seashell carried on the crabs back, into which the crabs whole body can retract. Most frequently hermit crabs use the shells of sea snails; the tip of the hermit crabs abdomen is adapted to clasp strongly onto the columella of the snail shell.
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