- Birgus latro
- Coenobita scaevola
- Coenobita clypeatus
- Coenobita compressus
- Coenobita perlatus
- Coenobita rugosus
- Coenobita spinosus
- Coenobita olivieri
- Coenobita carnescens
- Coenobita brevimanus
- Coenobita cavipes
- Coenobita purpureus
- Coenobita violascens
- Coenobita rubescens
- Coenobita longitarsis
- Coenobita variabilis
- Coenobita pseudorugosus
- Coenobita lila
- New species related to Coenobita violascens
- New species related to Coenobita rugosus
Crazy Crab, Aussie Crab, Calico Crab.
Carapace length can reach 40mm
From Western Australia across Northern Territory to north coast of Queensland.
Live in the area 100m (or above) far away from the beach. Most common near the mangrove, appear in the rocky beach or sandy area, hiding under debris and rocks during daytime.
Two zoeal stages.
Body colour is light brown, pale brown, beige, cream, reddish brown, dark brown.
Dorsal surface with two dark ovals mark (like ‘m’ shape) on anterior of shield.
Eyestalks are compressed in shape.
Antennule (1st antennal) in orange.
Left cheliped is bigger than right cheliped. There is series of 3-4 ridges (////) (no so obvious) on upper outer surface of palm of left cheliped.
Upper margins of both cheliped with brush of setae.
Longitudinal dark brown streak on both carpus of cheliped, with darker colour granules.
Longitudinal dark brown streak on both carpus of 2nd and 3rd walking legs, with darker colour granules.
The abdomen is short.
Male coxae of 5th legs
As below image.
Body colour is much more light. Longitudinal dark brown streak on both carpus of cheliped and walking legs is not obvious.
- Atlas Of Living Australia
- AUSSIECRABS, ABOUT AUSTRALIAN LAND HERMIT CRABS
- Biodiversity, Australian Biological Resources Study
- Mangrove Creatures, Nothing is better then discovering creatures in the mud
- Harvey A. W., 1992. Abbreviated Larval Development in the Australian Terrestrial Hermit Crab
- McLaughlin P. A., Komai T., Lemaitre R., Rahayu D. L., 2010. Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world (exclusive of the Kiwaoidea and families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae of the Galatheoidea) Part I. Lithodoidea, Lomisoidea and Paguroidea