seen? This pretty hermit crab that is mostly black all
over is sometimes seen on rocky or rubbly areas near reefs.
Features: Body about 1-1.5cm long,
plain dark blue. Both pincers are more or less equal in size and held
so that the 'fingers' open horizontally in front of the animal. Pincers
sparsely hairy, black with tiny white dots and orange joints. Walking
legs sparsely hairy, black with tiny white dots, orange joints and
blue-white tips. Eye black with tiny white dots, narrow white ring
under the eye where it joins the stalk. Eyestalks striped brown and
blue. Short antennae bright blue with orange feathery tip. Long antennae
More on how to tell apart Clibanarius hermit crabs.
Sisters Island, Aug 08
Tanah Merah, Feb 12
difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of
hermit crabs on Singapore shores