Land Hermit Crab Species

There are more than 30 species of Coenobita but only a handful of them are commonly found as pets through out the world. C. antarcticus · C. baltzeri · C. brevimana · C. brevimanus · C. brevipes · C. brunnae · C. brunnea · C. carnescens · C. cavipes · C. clypeata · C. clypeatus (Land Hermit) · C. compressus (Semi-Terrestrial Hermit Crab) · C. diogenes · C. guttatus · C. hilgendorfi · C. lila (June 2016) C. longitarsis de · C. lypeata · C. oliviera · C. olivieri · C. pearlatus · C. perlata · C. perlator · C. perlatus · C. rubescens · C. rugosa · C. rugosa rubescens · C. rugosus · C. rugosus rubescens · C. rugosus rugosus · C. ruqosa · C. scaevola · C. spinosa · C. spinosis · C. spinosus · C. subrugosa · C. variabilis · C. violaceus · C. violascens  Some species are exclusive to certain regions, making it difficult to properly identify them all.

With the help of hermit crab enthusiasts around the world, we have put together an overview of the most common species of Coenobita. On our pages you will find an array of quality images and some scientific information about the species based on various research documents.  Please join us in thanking the many contributors who helped make this site possible! Photo credits

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