New shell acquisition in the hermit crab,Pagurus geminus

Abstract

The process of how the hermit crab,Pagurus geminus, acquires a new shell was investigated in the natural habitat at Ezura in Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, during the non-breeding season, and the following results were obtained. Hermit crabs acquired new shells most frequently by shell exchange between 2 individuals and occasionally by attacking snails… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02347835

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