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Pagurus bernhardus   (Linnaeus, 1972)

Common hermit crab
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Paguridae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 121549).  Temperate; 72°N - 35°N, 11°W - 36°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean: Europe.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 125286. Found on muddy bottoms (Ref. 96352) and sandy substrates (Refs. 87524, 96391). Epibenthic (Ref. 87524) and free-living (Ref. 3123). Ubiquitous, free-living species (Ref. 96391). A mobile predator (Ref. 96377). A microvore-carnivore-scavenger that feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Harms, J. 1993. (Ref. 2711)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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