A small crab with a "mobile home." Can be identified by a brown-green body with red antennae and bright blue bands near the tips if the legs. Blueband Hermit Crabs will occupy a variety of empty snail shells.
Habitat and distribution
Can commonly be found in the intertidal from Alaska to Baja California.
A versatile scavenger, hermit crabs feed on most types of algae and decaying organic matter.
Hermit crabs are able to hold tightly onto their shell with the help of specialized, hook-like appendages on their abdomen called "uropods."