Florent's Guide To The

Tropical Pacific Reefs

Hawaiian Elegant Hermit Crab
Hawaiian Elegant Hermit Crab
Scientific Name: Calcinus c.f. elegans
Family: Diogenidae
Category: Left-Handed Hermits
Size: 1 to 2 in. (2 to 5 cm)  
Depth: 3-60 ft. (1-18 m)
Distribution: Hawaii (Endemic)
Note: Physically identical to the Elegant Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans) foundin the Indo-Pacific, which has turquoise blue instead of orange bands on the legs.

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