Morgan's Hermit Crab (Calcinus morgani)

Also known as Anomura Crab, Left-handed Hermit Crab


Also known as Anomura Crab, Left-handed Hermit Crab.

Found both day and night over intertidal zones of exposed rocky shorelines.
They feed on fish, invertebrates and each other!
Length - 3cm
Depth - 0-80m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

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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