All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Striped Hermit Crab</strong>
<em>Clibanarius vittatus</em>
Santa Rosa Co., FL (Fundy Bay)
Aug. 31, 2007
These cute little hermit crabs live in empty snail shells. When I was a child I once caught a larger hermit crab and I held it the wrong...
Striped Hermit Crab
Clibanarius vittatus
Santa Rosa Co., FL (Fundy Bay)
Aug. 31, 2007
These cute little hermit crabs live in empty snail shells. When I was a child I once caught a larger hermit crab and I held it the wrong way, it grabbed my hand with its pincher and wouldn't let go for over an hour. These crabs are marine organisms and should not be taken out of the water for extended periods of time, they must keep their gills wet in order to breathe. The Hermit crabs sold in pet stores are terrestrial and can survive on land.

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