Pagurus longicarpus

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Pagurus longicarpus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Paguridae
Genus: Pagurus
Species: P. longicarpus
Binomial name
Pagurus longicarpus
Say, 1817 [1]

Pagurus longicarpus, the long-clawed hermit crab, is a small (up to 12 in or 1.27 cm) common subtidal decapod ranging out to 150 ft (46 m) deep found living in shells from periwinkles, oyster drills, and eastern mud snails. It is found from Nova Scotia to Florida and Texas.[2]

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