Hermit Crab

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Hairy Red Hermit Crab
Dardanus megistos
(Diogenidae)
Land Hermit Crab
Coenobita brevimanus
(Coenobitidae)
Robber Crab
Birgus latro
(Coenobitidae)
Golden King Crab
Lithodes antarctica
(Lithodidae)


Hairy Red Hermit Crab
Dardanus megistos
(Diogenidae)
(Anomura)
Anemone Hermit Crab
Dardanus pedunculatus
(Diogenidae)
(Anomura)
Hermit Crab
Pagurus filholi
(Paguridae)
(Anomura)
Purple Land Hermit Crab
Coenobita purpleus
(Coenobitidae)
(Anomura)
Land Hermit Crab
Coenobita cavipes
(Coenobitidae)
(Anomura)
Robber Crab
Birgus latro
(Coenobitidae)
(Anomura)
King Crab
Paralithodes camtschaticus
(Lithodidae)
(Anomura)


Hermit Crab is also summarized as the same Decapoda as a crab or a shrimp. Many of friends of Hermit Crab use the husks of a snail as a hotel, and it removes to a big shellfish as it grows. The king crab which does not use the husks of a snail as a hotel is also the friend of Hermit Crab.

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