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Hermit crabs - Pacific NW

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Struggling to ID these two hermit crabs, from Port Hardy, Vancouver Island. Not rare, just lack reference books from that area (I only have Marine Life Of Pacific North West - and I can't get anything definite from that on these).

 

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I presume that they are the same species.

 

Alex

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Hey Alex,

 

Those look like Pagarus beringanus to me, Bering Hermit Crabs.

 

The look nice against the Gersemia rubiformis in the top picture, don't they?

 

Cheers,

 

-jon

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Hey Alex,

 

I'm no hermit crab expert by any stretch, but they look like Greenmark hermits (Pagurus caurinus) to me. I checked with Pacific Coast Crabs and Shrimp (Jensen) and Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest (Lamb, Hanby).

 

Hope that helps!

 

Lee

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According to Greg Jensen, he is in agreement with Jon, they are juvenile P. beringanus.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Lee

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