Image Paul Naylor - Pagurus bernhardus on shell gravel. Image width ca 8 cm.
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Pagurus bernhardus is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Arthropoda||Arthropods, joint-legged animals, e.g. insects, crustaceans & spiders|
|Class||Malacostraca||Crabs, lobsters, sand hoppers and sea slaters|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||All British and Irish coasts.|
|Habitat information||Found on rocky and sandy substrata from mean tide level to 140 m.|
|Description||A large hermit crab with a carapace length that reaches 35mm. It is reddish in colour and will occupy any suitable shell such as Buccinum undatum. Both pincers are covered with thick, pointed protrusions, the massive right pincer has two rows of large protrusions and is devoid of bristles.|
|Additional information||No text entered|
This review can be cited as follows:
Emily Wilson 2007. Pagurus bernhardus. Hermit crab. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 24/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=4013>