Pagurus armatus

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Blackeyed hermit crab:
Blackeyed hermit crab (Pagurus armatus): This species is a very large species that is often found in large gastropod shells such as Oregon triton (Fusitriton oregonensis) and Neptunea. It is easily distinguished from other large hermits such as the Aleutian hermit crab (Pagurus aleuticus) and the Alaskan hermit crab (Pagurus ochotensis) by the black rather than yellow-green corneas of the eyes. Jensen (1995) reports that the blackeyed hermit is common in beds of the sea pen Ptilosarcus gurneyi. Like Aleutian hermit crab (Pagurus aleuticus) and Alaskan hermit crab (Pagurus ochotensis), this species belongs to a group of hermits characterized by twisted dactyls with one or two deep grooves on their legs.

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