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Definition of the noun hermit crab

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  1. small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropods
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic terms: decapod / decapod crustacean = crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
    • member of: genus Pagurus / Pagurus = type genus of the family Paguridae

Alternative definition of the noun hermit crab


  1. A type of crab species which salvages empty seashells or other portable objects to permanently shelter and protect their soft abdomens.

Phrases with hermit crab

  1. Hermit Crab Zoanthid
  2. Gray Hermit Crab
  3. Palmate Hermit Crab
  4. Long-Armed Hermit Crab

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Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6 (1996)

Over 600 Favorite Circle Time Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Materials needed Aquarium Small containers for food and water Hermit crab Book about hermit crabs Shells of assorted sizes Sand Sponge (natural sponge preferred) Hermit crab food Driftwood What to do 1 . Read a story about hermit crabs ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores (2007)

by Mark W. Denny, Steven Dean Gaines

FIGURE 2 A hermit crab and some members of the shell habitat web. The antennae are the long white striped appendages next to the eyes. Members of the shell habitat web that are visible include barnacles (two bumps left top of shell), ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Owa (2014)

A Language of the Solomon Islands by Greg Mellow

Birgus latro gafe goou Hermit Crab. Coenobita rugosus hapapa Slipper Lobster. Parribacus antarcticus kuka Black Land Crab. Cardisoma hirtipes maora lobster, crayfish 1.5.2 parts of an animal aigona pectoral fin of fish aisipana fish tentacle ...

Google previewPonapean-English Dictionary (1979)

by Kenneth L. Rehg, Damian G. Sohl

hermit crab: mpwa. mangrove crab: elimoang. rock crab: likarahs. small black mangrove crab: masaht. sp. of crab: lisoapwoar, lisouduhdu, mpwel5, pworu. sp.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Islands (2009)

by Rosemary G. Gillespie, D. A. Clague

Common Name Species Habitat Local Range Abundance Infraorder Anomura, family Coenobitidae Coconut crab/robber crab Birgus latro RF W A Purple hermit crab Coenobita brevimanus ST, SL R C Red hermit crab Coenobita perlatus SL ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (2000)

by Charles Taylor

Anemone Hermit crab Some hermit crabs have a sea anemone ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Aquarium & Pond Fish (2008)

by David Alderton

Blade-Eyed Hermit Crab Purple Spiny Lobster Lissocarcinus laevis Tube Anemone Swimming Crab ORIGINS From the Red Sea eastward throughout the entire Indo-Pacific region. SIZE Body is 21⁄2 in (6 cm) long. DIET Proprietary hermit crab ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

king prawn, langouste, millipede, phyllopod, schizopod, sea slater, shore crab, softshell, stone crab, water flea, woodlouse 10 acornshell, Balmain bug, edible crab, hermit crab, mittencrab, robber crab, sandhopper, seed shrimp, spider crab, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Marine Science (2008)

by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen

hermit crab A type of crab that uses an empty snail or whelk shell as the protective shield for its body. As the crab grows, it changes the shell for a larger one several times during its life. The two families of hermit crabs, Paguridae ...

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