Seen on the beach at Fish Hoek yesterday morning: a little hermit crab in a plough snail shell. It looks like it could be a Pink Hermit (Paguristes gamianus) and I will post it on the wonderful iSpot website and see if one of the experts agrees. It has been quite stormy here so maybe it got washed off the rocky shores that it prefers as it is not usually seen on the beach.
My bibile for sea creatures is George Branch et al, Two Oceans: A guide to the marine life of southern Africa, published by David Philip, Cape Town in 1994.
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