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:
Blue crabs have specially modified back legs, called swimmerets, which rotate at 20-40 revolutions per minute, allowing the crab to quickly swim through the water.

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