Utilization of partially predated snail shells by the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus Say, 1817

@article{McGuire2010UtilizationOP,
  title={Utilization of partially predated snail shells by the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus Say, 1817},
  author={Beth M. McGuire and Jason D. Williams},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={157},
  pages={2129-2142}
}
The hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus was shown to inhabit shells that were partially predated from intertidal areas of Long Island, New York. Among field collections of P. longicarpus, 2.13% of the hermit crabs (46 of 2155) were found with shells with snail tissue present. Over 90% of these partially predated snail shells were occupied by male hermit crabs. Although hermit crabs were in 8 species of snail shells, only Littorina littorea and Nassarius obsoletus were found occupied by hermit crabs… CONTINUE READING

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