usflife: Sally Lightfoot Crabs
USF College of Marine Science doctoral student Paul Suprenand is one of this year’s winners in the National Wildlife Federation Photography Contest thanks to this picture he took in the Galapagos Islands.
Hermit Crab by Suzy Walker
Hermit Crabs are the super Family Paguroidea, not ‘true’ crabs. They have a soft abdomen, only the front legs are covered in an exoskeleton, hence the use of mollusk shells for protection.