Hermit crab

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Hermit crab searching for food in disturbed sediment. P. prideaux has a symbiotic relationship with the anemone Adamsia carciniopados, which it carries on its shell. The anemone offers protection while gaining food from the crab’s feeding. The anemone's tentacles can be seen in this video underneath the crab's shell. At Lancaster P. prideaux were found at a density of 0.11 individuals meter squared

Item Type:Video
Title:Hermit crab
Date:22 August 2009
Copyright:SERPENT Project
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps)
Species:Pagurus prideaux, Adamsia carciniopados
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):155
Latitude:60 deg 11' 13" N
Longitude:3 deg 51' 18" W
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Rig:Byford Dolphin
Project Partners:Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Senergy, Fugro
Label:SERPENT Lancaster ECOhighlights
Keywords:hermit crab Pagurus prideaux
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:01 December 2009

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