Hermit Crab

Hermit Crabs can make fascinating pets that are hardy when kept in the proper conditions. Most Hermit crabs kept as pets are the Atlantic Hermit Crab, also known as the Tree Crab. These crustaceans inhabit coastal areas of Central and South America. They are social creatures that can sometimes be found in very large numbers while scavenging for food at night. Hermit Crabs can grow up to 4 inches and do well as pets when a few basic needs are met.

  • Common Name: Hermit Crab
  • Scientific NameCoenobita spp.
  • Distribution: Throughout Central and Northern South American, Caribbean and surrounding Islands
  • Size: 2″- 6″
  • Life Span: 10 yrs+
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