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Pagurus bernhardus, one species of hermit crab
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hermit +‎ crab

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hermit crab (plural hermit crabs)

  1. A decapod crustacean (not a true crab) from the superfamily Paguroidea, which salvages empty seashells or other portable objects to permanently shelter and protect its soft abdomen.

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