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Hermit Crab (Soldier Crab in Caribbean)

Coenobita clypeatus


The fella in the picture was found on the Johnny Horn Trail ( St. John, US Virgin Islands. The trail is a dry upland forest environment. If your half paying attention, your see the ground move now and then, it's probably a hermit crab.


Originally in 2005 I found these in a small colony on the reefbay trail on St. John, US Virgin Islands, next to the petrogylphs. Very large in size.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Moved to Arthropods :-)

rubens.luciano 9 years ago

Interesting see it far from water, in a dry place.

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United States Virgin Islands, United States Virgin Islands

Spotted on Jul 15, 2008
Submitted on Sep 15, 2011

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