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Title: Characteristics of larval and postlarval stages for Pagurus in Monterey Bay, California
Student Author(s): Putnam, John D
Markham, John C
Pages: 20
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1965
Keywords: hermit crab
Abstract: The larvae and young adults of Pagurus samuelis (Stimpson, 1857), Pagurus hirsutiusculus (Dana, 1857), Pagurus granosimanus (Stimpson, 1859), and Pagurus hemphillii (Benedict, 1851) were comparative studied to discover characters by which these species could be readily distinguished without the use of a high magnification microscope. P. samuelis and P. hirsutuisculus, P. granosimanus and P. hemphillii, and P. ochotensis could easily be separated into the above groups but further identification proved difficult in the young adults and sometimes impossible in the larvae.