Hermit crab parasites
Summary by Stacy Griffith Reference: The not so lonely life of Hermit Crabs: Studies on Hermit Crab Symbionts by Jason D. Williams Despite the name, hermit crabs are not solitary creatures. They live in large communal colonies of other hermit crabs and they are host to other species that attach to shell of the hermit crab, bore into the shell or live within the central cavity (lumen) of the shell. Discussed here are symbionts that live on, within or bore into shells worn by hermit crabs. Land hermit crabs can harbor nine species of mites that attach to the gills. Addition of note are polychaeteRead More →
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