Common species of land hermit crabs

Common species of land hermit crabs.

Land hermit crabs currently up to 17 species were listed as below. Please click species name to enter the page.

Species introduction classifies land hermit crabs by their body colour, characteristics and sizes etc. Hope that these information can let all of you have better knowledge and understanding about the features of different species.

According to article , we can mainly see the following 3 points to identify a species.

1. If there are ridge (////) on upper outer surface of palm of left cheliped
2. If there are brush of setae on upper margins of both cheliped
3. The shape of male coxae of 5th legs

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