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Thinstripe Hermit Crab

Clibanarius vittatus


Aquatic hermit crab with relatively slender laterally striped legs. Mostly brown with white stripes and spots, ends of claws fade to orange.


Gulf of Mexico, Carribbean, and Atlantic. This one was found in Big Lagoon which is separated from the Gulf of Mexico by a barrier island.

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cheryl v2.0
cheryl v2.0 3 years ago

Thank you for asking :)

Mary29 3 years ago

That's wonderful thank you!

cheryl v2.0
cheryl v2.0 3 years ago

Sure Mary I'm happy for you to use it.

Mary29 3 years ago

Is there a way to get photo permissions to use this image on an article on the Crab Street Journal (.org) website? We are trying to help people identify the differences between marine hermit crabs and the land hermit crabs we keep as pets. if you need an email address. Thank you!

cheryl v2.0
cheryl v2.0 7 years ago


Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Nice series.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jul 5, 2013
Submitted on Jul 5, 2013

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