Pagurus samuelisis commonly referred to as Blueband Hermit Crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Pagurus samuelis, common known as the blueband hermit crab, is a species from the west coast of North America, and the most common hermit crab in California. It is a smallhermit crab, with distinctive blue bands on its legs.
It prefers to live in the shell of the black turban snail, and is a nocturnal scavenger of algae and carrion.