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Hermit crabs. By: Elliott Brazell. Classification. Kingdom : Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Subphylum: Crustacea Class: Malacostraca Order: Decapoda Suborder: Pleocyemata Superfamily: paguroidea. Classification.

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Hermit crabs

Hermit crabs

By: Elliott Brazell


Classification
Classification

  • Kingdom : Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Subphylum: Crustacea

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Suborder: Pleocyemata

  • Superfamily: paguroidea


Classification1
Classification

  • It’s scientific name is Pagurus Bernhardus. It doesn’t have a group name or anything like that.


Appearance
Appearance

  • Later on in the Hermit crabs life, it needs a new shell to fit its size. Hermit crabs don’t have symmetry because its shell could be different shapes and sizes.

  • Hermit crabs can be all different colors.


Movement
Movement

  • It moves by using its legs to pull itself and its shell. This crustacean is definitely slow moving. For eating, they get their own food. Or people feed them.


Diet

  • They mostly have fruits and vegetables. They get their food by finding it or being fed. It is down at the bottom of the food chain because it is very small and not very vicious.


Habitat and range
Habitat and range

  • It lives on the beach right next to the ocean. It lives wherever there is water. It likes to live in the sand and by the water.


Life cycle
Life Cycle

  • Hermit crabs lay 800-1200 eggs at one time. Also, they definitely do not reproduce asexually.


Behavior
Behavior

  • Hermit Crabs love to climb on things. They are also used to being by water. They also like to go in their shell a lot.

  • They are usually in large groups. Most of the time, hundreds.

  • Hermit crabs like to be active at night. They sometimes eat at night too.


Defense offense
Defense/Offense

  • Hermit Crabs use its shell to defend itself. It just goes inside it.

  • To attack predators it uses its pincers. Large hermit crabs can snap a pencil in half.

  • What could kill it: PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!


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