Hermit crabs, humans and crowded house markets

There is a complex and dynamic interrelationhip between hermit crabs, humans and the coastal environment. Hermit crab homes (shells) are often hard to come by, but humans are helping out by piling middens of shells and rubbish on beachers. Hermit crabs are useful to humans as fishing bait, pets and living wasted disposal systems, and so useful to other animals that they may even be hijacked.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Barnes, David K.A. ORCID

On this site: David Barnes
Date:
1 January, 2002
Journal/Source:
Biologist / 49
Page(s):
270-274