hermit crab with two sea anemones attached (#76, added 16 Apr '98, 107k)

This lucky hermit crab managed to find an old turban shell for a home. Turban shells seem to be their favorite choice; the smooth surface of the shell provides a good surface for the attachment of sea anemones. This hermit has the unusual benefit of balancing a sea anemone on each side of its shell.

crab identification:
Dardanus pedunculatus (?)