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 picture underneath the crab's shell. This image is from a return visit to Lancaster 9 months after drilling.
|Date:||27 May 2010|
|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
|Latitude:||60 deg 11' 13" N|
|Longitude:||3 deg 51' 18" W|
|Countries:||UK > West of Shetland|
|Substratum:||sand and boulders|
|Project Partners:||Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Subsea 7|
|Keywords:||hermit crab Pagurus prideaux|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||20 August 2010|
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