Hermit Crabs (Diogenidae)
Crustaceans, Anomura Crabs, Hermit Crabs, Shell-breaking Reef Hermit Crab, White-spot Hermit, White-spotted Hermit, White-spotted Hermit Crab, White Point Hermit Crab.
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Also known as Crustaceans, Anomura Crabs, Hermit Crabs, Shell-breaking Reef Hermit Crab, White-spot Hermit, White-spotted Hermit, White-spotted Hermit Crab and White Point Hermit Crab.
This is the largest Hermit Crab.
Found both day and night in lagoons on sea grass beds, over sand and rubble areas.
They feed on fish, invertebrates and each other!
Length - 25cm
Depth - 0-25m
Anomura crabs are considered false crabs, they have a longer abdomen and the back legs are modified or reduced so hardly noticeable.
These crabs include the hermit crabs and squat lobsters.
Many thousands of species live worldwide in sea water, fresh water and on land.
Hermit crabs change their shells regularly but only when they find a larger and newer shell to feel safe in!
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