by a large crab that has a purple to bluish color to it.
legs are various colors, but we normally see them in reddish
and brown tones. They are the most common of the species available
here. The purplish claw sets them aside from the others. They
have beady looking eyes and their legs seem to fold into the
shell when retracted.
is recommended that PP's are given access to weak saline solution
as they will drink it if offered. A good method is to have
two water dieshes -- one with fresh water and the other with
Instant Ocean or other Synthetic Sea Salt solution. For more
information visit the Water FAQ
a rare variation of Coenobita clypeatus, although they could
be a slightly different species. Reds are a deep red to a
light orange in color.
have the same characteristics as the pp's except the red tones
are all over including their large claw.
say that the red colouring is due to diet and location where
these rare and attractive hermit crabs are found. If you have
any references on this type of crab, please email