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Caribbean Hermit Crab

Coenobita clypeatus

Description:

'Typically, the Caribbean hermit crab's left claw is larger in size than its right claw and is purple in color. Female land hermit crabs release fertilized eggs into the ocean. '

Habitat:

dry coastal forest

Notes:

I spotted this at Cabrits national park.

1 species ID suggestions

Caribbean Hermit Crab
Coenobita clypeatus Caribbean hermit crab

2 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 3 years ago

Thanks for the ID Joshua.

dandoucette
dandoucette 5 years ago

Thanks Ava.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

Lovely!

Saint George Parish, Dominica

Lat: 15.31, Long: -61.31

Spotted on Mar 1, 2013
Submitted on May 25, 2013

Spotted for mission

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