seen? This beige hermit crab with bright blue 'elbows'
is sometimes seen on silty shores.
Features: Body about 2-3cm. Body
and legs a pale pinkish beige. Legs a little hairy, pincers not very
hairy but with a 'scaly' texture, both pincers stout and large and
about the same size. Eyes yellow on orange stalks. Short antennae
blue with blue tips. Long antennae white.
uses: Hermit crabs have become popular pets and these are
usually taken from the wild. Hermit crabs, however, belong in their
habitats and not in our homes. More about the impact
of keeping hermit crabs as pets.
Changi, Jul 10
Beting Bronok, Jun 10
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her
difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of