hermit crab


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hermit crab

n.
Any of various decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea that have a soft asymmetrical abdomen and occupy the empty shells of gastropod mollusks.

hermit crab

n
(Animals) any small soft-bodied decapod crustacean of the genus Pagurus and related genera, living in and carrying about the empty shells of whelks or similar molluscs

her′mit crab`


n.
any of various crabs, esp. of the genera Pagurus and Eupagurus, that insert their soft, usu. coiled abdomen into the empty shells of gastropod mollusks.
[1725–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hermit crab - small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropodshermit crab - small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropods
decapod, decapod crustacean - crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax
genus Pagurus, Pagurus - type genus of the family Paguridae
Translations
poustevníček
eremitkrebs
erakkorapu
bernard l'ermitebernard-l’ermitebernard-l’hermitebernard-l'ermite
remeterák
einbúakrabbi
heremietkreeft
pustovníček
yalnızcıl yengeç

hermit crab

nEinsiedlerkrebs m

hermit crab

npaguro, bernardo l'eremita

hermit

(ˈhəːmit) noun
a person who lives alone, especially to devote himself to religion.
ˈhermitage (-tidʒ) noun
the place where a hermit lives.
hermit crab
a soft-bodied crab that inhabits the empty shells of other creatures.
References in classic literature ?
In every part one meets hermit crabs of more than one species, [6] carrying on their backs the shells which they have stolen from the neighbouring beach.
To protect the soft parts of its body, the hermit crab will kill and eat a sea snail then live in its shell.
The average life span of a hermit crab is 75 years.
Yes, the dude's name is epic but we urge you to recite it like scripture, make flash cards, name your pet hermit crab after him.
Combining a blind girl with a short fuse, an agoraphobic cellist, a barely competent guide dog, two oversexed possums and a caged hermit crab who thinks he's Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, Silvey gives readers a story of redemption, human connection and maybe love.
Octopus oyster hermit crab snail: A poem of the sea, Sara Anderson, Handprint Books, 2005, $16.95, 978-1-59354-079-1.
* provide appropriate client education to new hermit crab owners.
ANSWERS: 1 Chianti; 2 To make blood clot on exposure to air; 3 Rupert Bear; 4 A fumarole; 5 The hermit crab; 6 John Lloyd; 7 Windsor Castle; 8 Burlington House, Piccadilly, London; 9 Five; 10 Clay in liquid form.
The cast of supporting characters are endearing and all familiar psychological figures, from a macho hermit crab to a turtle with a positive outlook on life.
Though the crab has been compared to a lobster, Jones said it is actually a distant relative of the hermit crab.