Pagurus samuelis

Pagurus samuelis (Stimpson 1857)

Common Names

Blueband Hermit (English)

Languages: English

Description

Morphology

The carpus of the right cheliped is at least slightly longer than it is wide. The dorsal surface of the left cheliped has two rows of rather short spines, and the dorsal surface of the palm of the left chela lacks a prominent ridge or crest near the midline. The chelae have tubercles or granules. The shield of the carapace is decidely longer than it is wide. The rostrum is acute. In life, the dactyl of legs two and three are bright blue.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Diagnostic Description

The dactyls of legs two and three are not twisted in relation to the propodus. The ventral merus of the right cheliped has two prominent turbercles. The ventrolateral surface of the dactyl and propodus of left leg three has one or more irregular rows of small spines or tubercles.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Ecology

Habitat

Found in the intertidal of exposed coasts.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Associations

Generally prefers Tegula funebralis shells.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Status

Status in BC

Native (Lamb & Hanby)

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Distribution

Native range

Central British Columbia to northern Mexico.

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

Reference Collection

Sample Number

3204

Author(s): Nelson, Jocelyn
Rights holder(s): Nelson, Jocelyn

References

Kozloff, E. N., & Price L. H. (1996).  Marine Invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest. 539.
Lamb, A., & Hanby BP. (2005).  Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest. 398.