Anemone hermit crab

Latin: Pagurus prideaux
14 mm (back shield length)
Soft bottom 2 to 40 m
From Cape Verde, in the Mediterranean and north to Trondheimsfjorden.
Benthic organisms and scavengers
Facts about Anemone hermit crabs

The anemone hermit crab lives in symbiosis with an anemone (Adamsia palliata). The anemone's nettle threads protect the hermit crab and the anemone catches the remains of the crayfish's meal. In this way, both species benefit from living together.

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