Hermit crab Pagurus prideaux with an octopus behind, the eye is visible in the picture with the body of the octopus covered in sediment. Most P. prideaux attach sea anemones Adamsia palliata, the anemones provide protection to the hermit crab.
|Date:||11 September 2010|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) > Class Malacostraca (Crabs, krill, pill bugs, shrimps, prawns) > Order Decapoda (Crabs, lobsters, prawns, shrimps) > Family Parapaguridae (Hermit Crabs)|
|Behaviour:||Walking along seafloor|
|Site:||Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind|
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
|Latitude:||60 deg 17' 01" N|
|Longitude:||3 deg 50' 19" W|
|Countries:||UK > West of Shetland|
|Substratum:||Sand and Gravel|
|Project Partners:||Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Subsea 7|
|Keywords:||West of Shetland Whirlwind Benthic Hermit Crab Pagurus prideaux|
|Deposited By:||Miss Moira MacLean|
|Deposited On:||11 November 2010|
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