Brown banded hermit

Pagurus annulipes

Family Paguridae - Right-handed hermit crabs

Lives in gastropod shells; abdomen soft, twisted, hidden inside shell; carapace and claw color light with brown bands on claw appendages and walking legs; right claw larger than left; right claw long, cylindrical, about 2X longer than wide, granulated, with setae (hairs); a tiny hermit crab.
Similar Species
The brown banding on legs and claws distinguish this hermit; this is a tiny hermit, hard to see characteristics without a magnifier; usually inhabits nassa shells.
Maximum Size
unknown, very small, probably <1/2 in
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