Simple Definition of hermit crab
: a type of crab that lives in the empty shell of another animal (such as a snail)
Full Definition of hermit crab
: any of numerous chiefly marine small decapod crustaceans (especially families Diogenidae, Paguridae, and Parapaguridae) having soft asymmetrical abdomens and occupying the empty shells of gastropods
HERMIT CRAB Defined for Kids
Definition of hermit crab
: a small crab that lives in the empty shells of mollusks (as snails)
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