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Thin Stripe Hermit Crab


Hermit crab, with a flat and rather wide posterior, brilliant coloring. Found in a tide pool at Gili Island of Lombok in Indonesia during a low tide. Pictures taken without removing the species from water to allow it to come out.


White sandy beach on a tropical island in Eastern Indonesia.


The Wallace strait divided Bali and Lombok create very different species of animals.

2 Species ID Suggestions

YasminLodi 8 years ago
Thin Stripe Hermit Crab
Clibanarius vittatus Clibanarius vittatus

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ForestDragon 7 years ago

Beautiful hermit crab! I am not sure this is Clibanarius vittatus, though. Your crab has no stripes on the legs but, instead has white dots and blue "knees" (so to speak). The thin stripe hermit crab does not have those features.

Here is a picture of a C. vittatus where you can clearly see the legs:
Please check the link I provided above. I am pretty sure that you have a Blue-knee Hermit Crab, Dardanus guttatus.
I moved this to the Arthropods section for you.

ChunXingWong 8 years ago

Amazing spotting.
In the first photo ~ I hope he is not squashed :)

noni 8 years ago

Thank you, YasminLodi

MartinL 8 years ago

A good house is hard to find

Jellyfishnebula 8 years ago

That is amazing!

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Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Feb 13, 2013
Submitted on Feb 13, 2013

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