Hermit Crab

Hermit Crab

Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea. Most of the 1100 species possess an asymmetrical abdomen which is concealed in an empty gastropod shell that is carried around by the hermit crab.

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Halloween Hermit Crab - Characteristics - Diet
... The halloween hermit crab is omnivorous and a scavenger, eating nearly anything that appears in its environment, including small animals ... If a halloween hermit crab's shell is too small, it may attack a snail for a larger shell ... The halloween hermit crab can eat quickly ...
Hermit Crab - As Pets
... Several marine species of hermit crabs are common in the marine aquarium trade. 15 terrestrial species in the world, the following are commonly kept as pets Caribbean hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus), Australian land hermit crab (Coenobita variabilis), and the ... Hermit crabs are often seen as a "throwaway pet" that would live only a few months, but species such as Coenobita clypeatus have a 23 year lifespan if ...
Halloween Hermit Crab - Characteristics - Coloration
... The halloween hermit crab is well known for its distinct and vibrant coloration ... It has been described as an unusual hermit crab and the brightest of the hermit crabs typically available, with vividly colored walking legs, a red body, and alternating horizontal bright orange and ... These characteristics make the Halloween hermit crab attractive to aquarists ...
Clibanarius Tricolor
... Clibanarius tricolor is a hermit crab that lives in shallow water of the Caribbean Sea and is popular in the home aquarium trade ... Its common names include blue-legged hermit crab, tricolor hermit crab, blueleg reef hermit crab, equal handed hermit crab and blueleg hermit crab ...
List Of Atlantic Decapod Species - Hermit Crabs and Allies
... vittatus Dardanus fucosus Dardanus insignis Diogenes pugilator – Small hermit crab Emerita benedicti Emerita talpoida – Atlantic sand crab Euceramus praelongus Eumunida picta Galathea intermedia Galathea rostrata ...

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