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Stopper-Fisted Hermit-Crab
Pylocheles miersii, discovered by Dr. A. R. S. Anderson, in the Andaman Sea, at 185 fathoms. The upper figure (a) gives and end-on view of the animal bottled in its natural tube of water-logged mangrove or bamboo, with its bent 'hands' closing the mouth of the tube like a cork. The lower figure shows the animal in a conventional position after removal from its refuge

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