rhamphotheca:

Deep Sea Hermit Crabs (Pylopagurus discoidalis), family Paguridae, This species has never before been photographed alive. Seen here occupying tusk shells, and riding a sea cucumber.

Learn more about the study of these creatures: NMNH

[Photo courtesy of Barry Brown]

You had me at “riding a sea cucumber.”

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