Ciliopagurus caparti belongs to the group of hermit crabs that is sometimes called left- handed because the left claw is larger than the right, as opposed to the situation in other hermit crabs. C. caparti was originally described as a new genus Trizopagurus. The original description in Bulletin, Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 28(39): 1–8 is available for download from ATOL:Decapoda. We hope that our just submitted samples will yield DNA-barcodes of the species in the BOLD database.
Ciliopagurus caparti expelled from its snail shell residence
Geographic position of a new sample to the BOLD-database
Access list of sampling stations with map in Google. Click the link and select “Map of Latitude” to view map. Select “Satellite” for satellite image. Use filter to include or exclude data.
The “Nansen material” offers many possibilities for master projects on the species rich Polychaeta.
A master study of Diopatra polychaete worms has been proposed by Dr. Budaeva. More information on this link.