Hermit Crab (Pagurus sp.)
Hermit crabs belonging to the genus Pagurus use snail shells as homes.
There are over 170 species of hermit crabs in this genus. The abdomen of Pagurus hermit crabs is not calcified. These crabs mostly consume small animals and scavenge carrion. Hermit crabs have been seen at Southern Hydrate Ridge at a depth of 774 m, found in sediment with cobbles and clams on the seafloor. A similar specimen was spotted by Neptune Canada living on soft sediment on the seafloor at a depth of 1271 m. The species was unable to be identified.
Marine Life Field Guide, Neptune Canada