Elassochirus tenuimanus

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Widehand hermit crab:
Widehand hermit crab (Elassochirus tenuimanus): The widehand hermit is often very common in the low intertidal and subtidal and is found in a variety of habitats. The very wide, expanded margins of the carpus of propodus of the right claw distinguish this species from hermits of the genus Pagurus which are somewhat similar. Like other members of the genus Elassochirus, the widehand hermit uses its right claw as an "operculum" to block the entrance of the snail shell when has withdrawn inside.

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