Influence of the commensal gastropod Crepidula plana on shell choice by the marine hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus, with an assessment of the degree of stress caused by different eviction techniques.

Pechenik, Jan A.
Diederich, Casey M.
Burns, Robert.
Pancheri, Francesco Q.
Dorfmann, Luis.
2015

Hermit crabs are notoriously choosy about the gastropod shells they live in. Many periwinkle shells at Nahant, Massachusetts, U.S.A. contain the gastropod Crepidula plana, which forms a thin flat shell inside the periwinkle shell. This study examined how the presence of C. plana affected shell selection behavior by the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus: naked hermit crabs were offered different comb... read more

Subjects
Hermit crabs.
Shells.
Mollusks.
Nahant (Mass.)
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/010565
Original publication
Pechenik, J. A., Diederich, C. M., Burns, R., Pancheri, F. Q., & Dorfmann, L. (2015). Influence of the commensal gastropod Crepidula plana on shell choice by the marine hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus, with an assessment of the degree of stress caused by different eviction techniques. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 469, 18-26. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2015.04.009.
ID: tufts:19588
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