Snail fur (Anthoathecata) covered Hermit Crab©JMacCausland.jpgAdd to Lightbox Download
A Hermit Crab covered in Hydroids called Snail Fur (Hydractinia echinata) was photographed in Salem, Massachusetts. These hydroids (Anthoathecata) are in the phylum cnidaria, along with anemones. They are very tiny, just over an eighth of an inch in height. The crab is an Acadian Hermit (Pagurus acadianus) The Crab, complete with it's recycled shell, is a bit bigger than a golf ball, though the crabs body will only reach 1 1/4" in length.
- Snail fur hermit©JMacCausland_J..jpg
- Janet MacCausland
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- Contained in galleries
- Corals_ Cnidaria (under reconstruction, Pls search)