A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
A 30mm sized Hermit crab with bright colours. It belongs to the family Diogenidae. Spotting #200
Indian Ocean, in a small pool among reefs and rocks, created due to low tide.
Distribution: East Africa, across Indian Ocean, Cocos (Keeling) and Christmas Islands, Australia, New Caledonia, Indonesia Philippine Islands, Japan, Taiwan, Marianas, French Polynesia, Hawaiian Islands; intertidal to very shallow subtidal. Habitat: Hard substrates of littoral zone, particularly in areas of shallow pools and ridges towards the upper part of shore with sparse algal growth, also on coral rubble, rocky platforms, sand and mud flats.