Larger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell TheftLarger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell Theft
Larger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell Theft
Members of species with shells they must hold onto for survival have larger sexual tubes than those with less precious private property.
Larger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell Theft
Larger Hermit Crab Penises May Prevent Shell Theft

Members of species with shells they must hold onto for survival have larger sexual tubes than those with less precious private property.

Members of species with shells they must hold onto for survival have larger sexual tubes than those with less precious private property.

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