Australian Land Hermit Crab (Coenobita variabilis)

Also known as Aussie Land Hermit Crab, Australian Crazy Crab, Australian Terrestrial Hermit Crab, Calico Crab, Crazy Crab, Krabooz Hermit Crab, Land Hermit Crab, Terrestrial Hermit Crab

Description

Also known as Aussie Land Hermit Crab, Australian Crazy Crab, Australian Terrestrial Hermit Crab, Calico Crab, Crazy Crab, Krabooz Hermit Crab, Land Hermit Crab, Terrestrial Hermit Crab.

Found on land close to the seashore amongst foliage debris over grass and sandy areas.
They feed nocturnally on carrion and vegetable matter.
Length - 2cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

This crab prefers four types of shell, Babylonia, Tonna, Turbo, Nerita.

Hermit crabs change their shells regularly but only when they find a larger and newer shell to feel safe in!

(edit) Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_land_hermit_crab

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