A portrait of a common hermit crab whose borrowed mollusc shell home is covered in the hydroid

Photo, Alexander Mustard/2020VISION


Crabs, Lobsters, Prawns and more!

Crustaceans are a diverse group of species which include crabs, lobsters, barnacles and even woodlice!

They have an exoskeleton, which they moult to allow them to grow, and jointed limbs. 

Video: Dr Paul Naylor

Watch a common lobster appear from a rocky reef hidey-hole.

Common lobster

Common Lobster (Homarus gammarus), in a rock crevice England: Devon, Lundy Island Marine Conservation Zone, east coast of Lundy, May - Linda Pitkin/2020VISION