Classification: Family Parapaguridae (Hermit Crabs)


Number of items: 54.

Anemone crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Travelling

Anemone crab (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > Enfield
Depth (m): 580
Behaviour: Moving, climbing on equipment

Anemone crab (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > Enfield
Depth (m): 580
Behaviour: Moving, climbing on equipment

Anemone crab (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > Enfield
Depth (m): 580
Behaviour: Travelling, Moving

Anemone crab (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > Enfield
Depth (m): 580
Behaviour: Travelling

Anemone crab (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > Enfield
Depth (m): 580
Behaviour: Travelling

Echinus esculentus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 87

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: crawling, travelling, moving next to equipment

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind

Depth (m): 184
Behaviour: Walking along seafloor

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind

Depth (m): 184

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind

Depth (m): 184
Behaviour: Walking along seafloor

Hermit crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155
Behaviour: Walking across the seafloor

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155
Behaviour: Climbing

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 155
Behaviour: Climbing

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480
Behaviour: Walking along the seafloor

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Hermit crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Faroe-Shetland Channel > Brugdan

Depth (m): 480

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 650
Behaviour: Crawling

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -543.9

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Southern > Southern Ocean > Otway Basin Australia
Depth (m): 130
Behaviour: Feeding on bait

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Moving, travelling

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Moving, feeding

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Moving, feeding

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Moving

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 450
Behaviour: Moving, travelling

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Attached to shell

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven
North Sea > West of Shetland > Foinaven

Depth (m): 600
Behaviour: Moving into shell

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Interacting with stichopus

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Feeding

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Travelling, Moving

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Moving in and out of shell, feeding, hiding, sheltering

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Moving, travelling

Hermit Crab (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion
North Sea > West of Shetland > Schiehallion

Depth (m): 350
Behaviour: Moving claws, feeding

Hermit crab (Parapagurus pilosimanus) with zoanthid on back(Epizoanthus paguriphilus) at lower right of image. Probable Edwardsid anemone in centre. (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Northern Tropical Atlantic > Tiof
Depth (m): 1374
Behaviour: On seabed, moving.

Hermit crab and anemone (2 files)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani
Depth (m): 2601
Behaviour: The anemone, Epizoanthus sp. is on the shell of the hermit crab Parapagurus sp.

Hermit crab and anemone (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Mzia-3
Depth (m): 1767
Behaviour: The anemone, Epizoanthus sp. is on the shell of the hermit crab Parapagurus sp. The larger crab is carrying the smaller one.

Hermit crab and anemone (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Ngisi-1
Depth (m): 1320
Behaviour: Feeding at baited timelapse camera. The animal would appear at the bait for a number of frames before moving away (oftern to the back of the frame) to return to the bait later in the deployment.

Hermit crab and starfish (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster
North Sea > West of Shetland > Lancaster

Depth (m): 147

Hermit crabs (Family Paguridae) (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Irish Shelf > Cashel
Depth (m): 174
Behaviour: Scavenging

Ophiothrix fragilis (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 87

Paguridae (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Rockall Bank
Depth (m): 293

Pagurus bernhardus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 65
Behaviour: walking

Pagurus bernhardus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 65
Behaviour: Foraging

Pagurus bernhardus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 65

Pagurus bernhardus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 119

Pagurus bernhardus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 119

Pagurus bernhardus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan
North Sea > West of Shetland > Laggan

Depth (m): 124

Pagurus prideaux (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind

Depth (m): 184
Behaviour: Walking across the seafloor

Parapagurus pilosimanus (1 file)
Site: Atlantic > Whittard Canyon
Depth (m): -1049.77

possibly Parapagurus pilosimanus (and Epizoanthus paguriphilus anemone) from Mozambique (1 file)
Site: Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa
Depth (m): 1159
Behaviour: walking on seafloor

This list was generated on Tue Sep 30 12:00:55 BST 2014.


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