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Hermit Crabs

Caribbean Hermit Crab

Coenobita clypeatus

 
(1-2: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Giant Hermit Crab

Petrochirus diogenes

       
(1,5,7-8: CoCo View Resort, Roatan / 2: CoCo View Wall, Roatan / 3,6: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 4: Prince Albert, Roatan)

These are actually pretty giant:
(1: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)

They have little tufts of hair on their eyestalks:
(1: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Red Reef Hermit Crab

Paguristes cadenati

       
(1-2: Prince Albert, Roatan / 3-7: CoCo View Resort, Roatan / 8: Anka's Place, Roatan)


Red-Banded Hermit Crab

Paguristes erythrops

(1: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Reticulated Hermit Crab

Iridopagurus reticulatus

   
   
(1: Prince Albert, Roatan / 2,4: Newman's Wall, Roatan / 3-8: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Whitespeckled Hermit Crab

Paguristes puncticeps

       
(1,6,8: CoCo View Resort, Roatan / 2-4: Prince Albert, Roatan / 5,7: CoCo View Wall, Roatan)