Paguristes ulreyi Schmitt, 1921
furry hermit
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Family:  Diogenidae (left-handed hermit crabs)
Max. size:  2.5 cm CL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 0 - 15 m
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Canada to Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  It is commonly found in the shells of snails Lithopoma gibberosum, Lithopoma undosum, Polinices lewisii, and Kelletia kelletii, on rocks and soft bottoms to a depth of 15 meters (Ref. 865). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Bailly, Nicolas - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 25.03.14

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