CORAL Featured Video – Conch vs Hermit Crabs

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World’s Deadliest – Hermit Crab vs. Conch

World’s Deadliest: Animal Battles : FRI NOV 2 at 8P et/pt : http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals The 11-pound horse conch might seem invincible against most threats. But the tables are turned a bit when hermit crabs stage an invasion of the dinner-snatchers. Shellfish May Invade North Atlantic As Ice Melts http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/08/080807-mollusk-migration.html


Fascinating video of so-called Horse Conch, Triplofusus giganteus, besieged by hermit crabs. Not a true conch, this large snail is a carnivore and will consume other snails and cannibalize members of its own species. It is the largest gastropod in the tropical Western Atlantic, Florida, and the Caribbean. “The 11-pound horse conch might seem invincible against most threats. But the tables are turned a bit when hermit crabs stage an invasion of the dinner-snatchers.” Credit: NatGeoWild / YouTube MORE: CORAL Featured Video – Conch vs Hermit Crabs

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REEF to RAINFOREST MEDIA is an independent, award-winning publishing house based in Shelburne, Vermont founded in 2009. Reef to Rainforest publishes high-acclaimed magazines, digital content, and books for aquarists and underwater naturalists. CORAL is the world’s leading marine aquarium magazine, read in English in more than 100 countries. Available in high-quality print and digital editions. AMAZONAS is the world’s leading freshwater-only aquarium magazine. Both titles are originally published in German by Matthias Schmidt and Natur und Tier -Verlag, Meunster, Germany, and are now available in English in high-quality print and digital editions produced by Reef to Rainforest Media.

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