Pseudoshell

Deep water parapagurid hermit crab from South Argentina

Scientific classification:
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Crustacea
Superclass:Multicrustacea
Class:Malacostraca
Subclass:Eumalacostraca
Superorder:Eucarida
Order:Decapoda
Suborder:Pleocyemata
Infraorder:Anomura
Superfamily:Paguroidea
Family:Parapaguridae

Possibly Sympagurus dimorphus (Studer, 1883)

Pseudoconch length: 67mm

Zoanthid colonies created soft pseudoshells modelled on the shape of the initial gastropod shell. However, the pseudoshells of several specimens were broken in search of the shell, but were not found.

From my collection

Photo Taken: May 25, 2021
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