A hermit crab (Anapagurus hyndmanni)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandAnapagurus hyndmanni is distributed around the coasts of Britain but is absent from the west coast of Ireland, the northeast coast of Scotland and the southeast coast of England.
Global distributionAnapagurus hyndmanni is also found in the mediterranean from north of the Bay of Biscay to Portugal and the Alboran Sea.
HabitatAnapagurus hyndmanni inhabits mud, sand and gravel from low water to 35 m but has been recorded at as deep as 200 m.
- Carapace grows up to 1 cm in length.
- Triangular carapace shape with straight edges.
- Broad, rounded rostrum.
- The right claw is much bigger than the left claw, very fat and whitish in colour.
- Pleopods only on left-hand side.
- Fifth pleopod is modified into a hook.
- No setae are present on the outside of the claws.
- Antennule are three times the length of the eyestalk.
- Third maxillipeds are close together.
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Last Updated: 14/08/2007