CORAL Featured Video – Conch vs Hermit Crabs
25 Apr, 2013
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