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  1. 1. Hermit Crabs By Priyasha
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>1.Exsoskelaton </li></ul><ul><li>2.Scientific Classification </li></ul><ul><li>3.Habitat </li></ul><ul><li>4.Predators </li></ul><ul><li>5.Life Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>6.Shells </li></ul><ul><li>7.Life Span </li></ul><ul><li>8.Prey </li></ul><ul><li>9.Did You Know </li></ul><ul><li>10.Credits </li></ul>
  3. 3. A Hermit Crab doesn't have bones so it has to have a shell . This is called an exoskeleton. An exoskeleton is like a bone on the outside and to keep it together. EXOSKELATON
  4. 4. Scientific Classification <ul><li>Name: Parurus armatus </li></ul><ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Class: Crustacea </li></ul><ul><li>Subclass: Malacostraca </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Arthropoda </li></ul><ul><li>Subphylum: Mandibulata </li></ul><ul><li>Order: Decapoda </li></ul><ul><li>Suborder: Pleocyemata </li></ul><ul><li>Infraorder: Anomura </li></ul><ul><li>Superfamily: Paguroidea Latreile </li></ul>Every animal has a scientific classification. Scientists use the name to classify them in different groups. Here is a Hermit crabs scientific classification.
  5. 5. Habitat A Hermit Crab is found commonly at a low tide at a rocky shore because it has heaps of food and shelter. A Hermit crab can breed and mate here and has many friends and shells.
  6. 6. Predators A Hermit crabs predators are mostly birds for example seagulls and pelicans. Octopi and other crabs eat them as well as many mammals like humans and seals .
  7. 7. Life Cycle <ul><li>A hermit crabs starts a an egg. Then it halves and something that looks like a small slug with legs come out. Then after a few hours it needs to change their shell and grows an exoskeleton. After a few days it gets its adult legs and it gets another new shell and it is an adult. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Shells <ul><li>When a Hermit Crab is to big for its shell it has to change it. It uses empty snail and whelk shells because it doesn't grow them. Hermit crabs don’t just go into any shell they must make sure it is empty, the right size and no other crab wants it as well. If another does they will fight for it till only one remains. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Life Span <ul><li>Hermit Crabs can live from 6 -40 years but most only live up to 6 -12 months because of people that go walking around at low tide too much. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Prey <ul><li>These creatures would eat apples, grapes, cheese, steak and meatballs but since you can’t find those things at the habitat the look for dead meat such as a dead barnacle. Other eat seaweed like algae. Some eat phytoplankton, zooplankton or organic debris. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Did You Know <ul><li>*Did you know a purple clawed hermit crab can snap a pencil in half. </li></ul><ul><li>*Did you know there are more than 500 species of hermit crabs. </li></ul><ul><li>*Did you know some Hermit Crabs can live up to 20 years. </li></ul><ul><li>*Did you know that a Hermit Crab is not a true crab. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  12. 12. Credits *www.hermitcrabland.com/ *www. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Hermit _ crab / *www.biologyweb.org / *www.scserp.com/ *www.kidblog.org/team17/author.Priyasha/ *www.en.wikipedia.org/

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