hermit crabhermit crab
any of various crabs (esp. family Paguridae) that have asymmetrical, soft abdomens and that live in the empty shells of certain mollusks, as snails
Any of various decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea that have a soft asymmetrical abdomen and occupy the empty shells of gastropod mollusks.
strawberry land hermit crab
- From this we may pass through various grades of " commensalism," like that of the hermit-crab with its protective anemones, to the cases of actual parasitism.