A small crustacean that has found its home in a shell of sorts. It has large bulging white eyes and are especially good at detecting large objects overhead. Hemrits have the ability to pull themselves in and out of their shells at will, and will often change their shells as they grow too big for their old one.
Hemrits can curl themselves into their shells for protection and can also use their shell to roll down slopes for a quick (but blind) getaway.
They live in shallow waters up to several feet deep and can tollerate both salt and fresh water environments well. Though they prefer still water and are thus found more commonly in lakes and ponds. However, they can be found at low tide in the pools left by the ocean.
Hemrits are opportunistic eaters and will happily eat anything that will fit into its small mouth. This includes plants, human food, and small insects.