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Pagurus granosimanus  (Stimpson, 1859)
Phylum Arthropoda, Subph. Crustacea, Class Malacostraca, Subcl. Eumalacostraca, Superorder Eucarida, Order Decapoda, Infraorder Anomura, Family Paguridae

Hermit crab; antennae red-orange, unbanded; dark olive green with blue or white wart-like granules, especially on chelae & walking legs.

Common, in tidepools, lower mid- to low intertidal & subtidal.

Geo Range: Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Baja
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Pagurus samuelis lacks blue or white granules on legs & claws; numerous spp. of hermit crabs occur in tidepools.

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