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Caribbean Hermit Crab

Scientific name:  Coenobita clypeatus
Class:  Crustacean
Continent:  America
Habitat:  Coastal forests from Southern Florida to Vene
Diet:  Scavenger
Size:  2 - 6 Inches

These Crabs Spend Most of Their Time on Land and Are Actually Great Climbers

Unlike most hermit crabs, these ones spend most of their time on land and are actually great climbers. They don't grow their shells, but instead steal them from snails or take over empty ones in order to protect their soft backside. Their armored claws are used not just to pick up their food but also for defense against predators or other hermits trying to steal their shell!

Conservation Status
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

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