Dardanus deformis (Milne-Edwards, 1836)
Pale anemone hermit
Dardanus deformis
photo by Poppe, Guido and Philippe

Family:  Diogenidae (left-handed hermit crabs)
Max. size: 
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 12 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: from East Africa to Tahiti.
Biology:  Found under dead corals in lagoons, commonly with anemones (Ref. 8423); also in intertidal areas with reef platforms and on sand and coral rubble (Ref. 81753). Crushed juvenile Tridacna gigas (Ref. 114917).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Conejar - Espedido, Jeniffer - 15.09.14

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