Bycatch: Flat-Clawed Hermit Crab

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Bycatch: Flat-Clawed Hermit Crab

The flat-clawed hermit crab, Pagurus pollicaris, finds an empty mollusk shell to protect its soft abdomen.


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FWC Facts:
A shrimp escapes predators by quickly pulling its abdomen in toward its carapace (body). This motion shoots it through the water backward.

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