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Hermit crab from the Northern Sea of Cortez

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This tiny guy was hanging out on a Robust Gorgonian. The lined legs seem a strong clue, but I have been unable to find it any where. Anyone recognize it?

 

Cheers,

Marli

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Hi Marli,

 

Primochirus sp?

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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Hi Jim,

I can find Phimochirus; I think this may be one for the scientists....the area just hasn't been covered well, and the resources (save the Humann/Deloach fish book) are dated and slim on inverts. Thanks for the lead.

 

Cheers,

Marli

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Yes it appears the spelling in my source book (World Atlas of Marine Fauna) was incorrect.

 

For interests sake we have a similarish small Hermit Crab, Pagurixus handrecki over here that is also in the family Paguridae.

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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I'll check it out. I have sent this to a scientist that hopefully will find an answer.

 

Cheers,

Marli

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