Calcinus latens (Randall, 1840)
Hidden hermit
photo by Bourjon, Philippe

Family:  Diogenidae (left-handed hermit crabs)
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 95 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific.
Biology:  Minimum depth from Ref. 81753. Inhabits shells of many gastropods on flats, rocky platforms, rubble and sand (Ref. 8423), coral reef, reef flat, sand and mud flat, sand mud bottoms of seagrass and mangrove areas (Ref. 81753). An omnivore; known to feed on algae, polychaetes, sponges, echinoderms, molluscs, crustaceans, organic detritus, and carrion (Ref. 97241). Carnivore (Ref. 108394).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 05.08.14

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