Juvenile land hermit crabs

Juvenile land hermit crabs

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Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Juvenile land hermit crabs (Coenobita perlatus) on a beach wearing discarded shells. The land hermit crab develops in water from an egg. Once it reaches maturity, the crab moves onto land where it undergoes a metamorphosis and develops modified gills that act as lungs. The juvenile land hermit crab then searches for a discarded shell to protect its soft abdomen, before finding itself a place to live. Habitats include trees and mangroves. The land hermit crab is found in the tropical Indo- Pacific region. Photographed on the Glorieuses Islands.

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