Pagurus ochotensis

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Alaskan hermit crab:
Alaskan hermit crab (Pagurus ochotensis): The Alaskan hermit crab is probably the most often encountered of our "giant" hermits. These are most often subtidal but occasionally juveniles or even adults are encountered in the low intertidal. This species is immediately recognizable from our other large hermits such as Aleutian hermit crab (Pagurus aleuticus) and the Blackeyed hermit crab (Pagurus armatus) by having yellow-green corneas on its eyes AND claws with an iridescent sheen and a distinct dark red line running down the fixed finger of the right claw.

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