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Family: Diogenidae left-handed hermit crabs (See list of species below)

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214 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Allodardanus bredinii
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Aniculus aniculus
[hermit crab]
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Aniculus erythraeus
[hairy red hermit crab]
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Aniculus hopperae
[reticulated Hawaiian hermit]


Aniculus maximus
[hairy yellow hermit]


Aniculus retipes
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Aniculus sibogae
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Aniculus ursus
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Areopaguristes abbreviatus
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Areopaguristes micheleae
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Areopaguristes ngochoae
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Areopaguristes perspicax
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Bathynarius albicinctus
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Bathynarius pacificus
[hermit crabs]
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Calcinus albengai
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Calcinus anani
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Calcinus argus
[argus hermit]


Calcinus elegans
[elegant hermit]


Calcinus gaimardii
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Calcinus gouti
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Calcinus guamensis
[Guam hermit]
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Calcinus haigae
[darkglove hermit]
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Calcinus hakahau
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Calcinus imperialis
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Calcinus inconspicuus
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Calcinus isabellae
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Calcinus laevimanus
[Hawaiian hermit]


Calcinus latens
[hidden hermit]
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Calcinus laurentae
[redleg calcinus]


Calcinus lineapropodus
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Calcinus minutus
[small whiten hermit crab]
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Calcinus morgani
[Morgan's hermit crab]
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Calcinus nitidus
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Calcinus orchidae
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Calcinus pascuensis
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Calcinus pulcher
[pretty hermit crab]
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Calcinus revi
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Calcinus seurati
[whitebanded hermit]
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Calcinus spicatus
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Calcinus tibicen
[orangeclaw hermit]
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Calcinus vachoni
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Cancellus frontalis
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Cancellus ornatus
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Cancellus rhynchogonus
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Cancellus viridis
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Ciliopagurus alcocki
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Ciliopagurus galzini
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Ciliopagurus krempfi
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Ciliopagurus liui
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Ciliopagurus major
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Ciliopagurus pacificus
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Ciliopagurus plessisi
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Ciliopagurus strigatus
[halloween hermit crab]
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Ciliopagurus tenebrarum
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Ciliopagurus vakovako
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Clibanarius aequabilis
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Clibanarius albidigitus
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Clibanarius antillensis
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Clibanarius arethusa
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Clibanarius bimaculatus
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Clibanarius clibanarius
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Clibanarius corallinus
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Clibanarius cruentatus
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Clibanarius danai
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Clibanarius demani
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Clibanarius digueti
[red leg hermit]
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Clibanarius englaucus
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Clibanarius erythropus
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Clibanarius eurysternus
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Clibanarius humilis
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Clibanarius inaequalis
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Clibanarius infraspinatus
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Clibanarius longitarsus
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Clibanarius merguiensis
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Clibanarius padavensis
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Clibanarius padaverensis
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Clibanarius ransoni
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Clibanarius rhabdodactylus
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Clibanarius sclopetarius
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Clibanarius serenei
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Clibanarius signatus
[tropical hermit crab]
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Clibanarius snelliusi
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Clibanarius striolatus
[Danas hermit crab]


Clibanarius taeniatus
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Clibanarius tricolor
[tricolor hermit]
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Clibanarius virescens
[coastal hermit crabs]


Clibanarius vittatus
[thinstripe hermit]
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Clibanarius zebra
[zebra hermit]


Dardanus arrosor
[striated hermit crab]
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Dardanus aspersus
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Dardanus australis
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Dardanus balhibuon
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Dardanus brachyops
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Dardanus calidus
[red hermit crab]
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Dardanus callichela
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Dardanus crassimanus
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Dardanus dearmatus
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Dardanus deformis
[pale anemone hermit]
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Dardanus fucosus
[bareye hermit]
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Dardanus gardineri
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Dardanus gemmatus
[jeweled anemone hermit]


Dardanus guttatus
[blue knee hermit crab]
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Dardanus hessii
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Dardanus imnpressus
[warty-leg hermit crab]
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Dardanus impressus
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Dardanus insignis
[red brocade hermit]


Dardanus lagopodes
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Dardanus megistos
[whitespotted hermit]


Dardanus pedunculatus
[anemone hermit crab]
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Dardanus robustus
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Dardanus sanguinocarpus
[bloody hermit]
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Dardanus scutellatus
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Dardanus setifer
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Dardanus squarrosus
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Dardanus tinctor
[anemone carrier]
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Dardanus venosus
[stareye hermit]
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Dardanus vulnerans
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Dardanus woodmasoni
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Diogenes alias
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Diogenes avarus
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Diogenes brevirostris
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Diogenes costatus
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Diogenes custos
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Diogenes deflectomanus
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Diogenes defrectomanus
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Diogenes diogenes
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Diogenes dubius
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Diogenes edwardsii
[Edward's hermit crab]
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Diogenes fasciatus
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Diogenes gardineri
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Diogenes goniochirus
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Diogenes inglei
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Diogenes investigatoris
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Diogenes jousseaumei
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Diogenes jubatus
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Diogenes karwarensis
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Diogenes klaasi
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Diogenes lanaris
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Diogenes leptocerus
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Diogenes lophochir
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Diogenes merguiensis
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Diogenes mixtus
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Diogenes pallescens
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Diogenes penicillatus
[soft-hairy hermit crab]
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Diogenes persicus
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Diogenes planimanus
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Diogenes pugilator
[small hermit crab]
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Diogenes rectimanus
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Diogenes senex
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Diogenes spinicarpus
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Diogenes spinifrons
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Diogenes tirmiziae
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Diogenes tumidus
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Isocheles pilosus
[moon snail hermit]
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Isocheles wurdemanni
[surf hermit]
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Loxopagurus loxochelis
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Paguristes acanthomerus
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Paguristes aciculus
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Paguristes albimaculatus
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Paguristes alcocki
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Paguristes anahuachis
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Paguristes anomalus
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Paguristes arostratus
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Paguristes brachyrostris
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Paguristes cadenati
[red reef hermit]
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Paguristes ciliatus
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Paguristes digitalis
[golden-hairy hermit crab]
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Paguristes doederleini
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Paguristes eremita
[eye spot hermit crab]
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Paguristes erythrops
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Paguristes grayi
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Paguristes hernancortezi
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Paguristes hummi
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Paguristes inconstans
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Paguristes invisisacculus
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Paguristes limonensis
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Paguristes longirostris
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Paguristes lymani
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Paguristes markhami
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Paguristes moorei
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Paguristes oculatus
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Paguristes ortmanni
[Ortmann's hermit crab]
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Paguristes oxyophthalmus
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Paguristes palythophilus
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Paguristes puncticeps
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Paguristes puniceus
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Paguristes pusillus
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Paguristes robustus
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Paguristes runyanae
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Paguristes seminudus
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Paguristes sericeus
[blue-eyed hermit]
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Paguristes spinipes
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Paguristes starcki
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Paguristes streaensis
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Paguristes subpilosus
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Paguristes syrtensis
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Paguristes tortugae
[bandeye hermit]
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Paguristes triangulatus
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Paguristes turgidus
[orange hairy hermit]
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Paguristes ulreyi
[furry hermit]
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Paguristes versus
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Paguristes wassi
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Paguristes weddelli
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Paguropsina inermis
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Paguropsina pistillata
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Paguropsis andersoni
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Paguropsis confusa
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Paguropsis gigas
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Paguropsis lacinia
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Paguropsis typica
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Petrochirus diogenes
[giant hermit]
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Pseudopaguristes hians
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Pseudopaguristes laurentae
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Pseudopaguristes monoporus
[blue-orange banded hermit crab]
214 Species of Family Diogenidae
(left-handed hermit crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Allodardanus bredinii Western Central Atlantic
Aniculus aniculus hermit crab Indo-Pacific.
Aniculus erythraeus hairy red hermit crab Indo-Pacific.
Aniculus hopperae reticulated Hawaiian hermit Eastern Central Pacific.
Aniculus maximus hairy yellow hermit Indo-Pacific.
Aniculus retipes Indo-Pacific.
Aniculus sibogae Western Central Pacific
Aniculus ursus Indo-Pacific.
Areopaguristes abbreviatus Western Indian Ocean
Areopaguristes micheleae Western Central Pacific
Areopaguristes ngochoae Western Central Pacific
Areopaguristes perspicax Western Indian Ocean.
Bathynarius albicinctus Indo-Pacific
Bathynarius pacificus hermit crabs Eastern Central Pacific
Calcinus albengai Eastern Central Pacific
Calcinus anani Eastern Central Pacific
Calcinus argus argus hermit Indo-West Pacific.
Calcinus elegans elegant hermit Indo-Pacific.
Calcinus gaimardii Indo-Pacific.
Calcinus gouti Eastern Central Pacific
Calcinus guamensis Guam hermit Indo-Pacific.
Calcinus haigae darkglove hermit Indo-Pacific.
Calcinus hakahau Eastern Central Pacific
Calcinus imperialis Indo-Pacific.
Calcinus inconspicuus Indo-West Pacific
Calcinus isabellae Pacific Ocean.
Calcinus laevimanus Hawaiian hermit Indo-Pacific
Calcinus latens hidden hermit Indo-Pacific.
Calcinus laurentae redleg calcinus Central Pacific
Calcinus lineapropodus Indo-West Pacific
Calcinus minutus small whiten hermit crab Indo-Pacific
Calcinus morgani Morgan's hermit crab Indo-Pacific
Calcinus nitidus Eastern Central Pacific
Calcinus orchidae Eastern Central Pacific
Calcinus pascuensis Southeast Pacific
Calcinus pulcher pretty hermit crab Indo-West Pacific.
Calcinus revi Pacific Ocean
Calcinus seurati whitebanded hermit Pacific Ocean.
Calcinus spicatus Indo-Pacific.
Calcinus tibicen orangeclaw hermit Southwest Atlantic
Calcinus vachoni Indo-Pacific.
Cancellus frontalis Southwest Pacific
Cancellus ornatus Western Atlantic.
Cancellus rhynchogonus Southwest Pacific
Cancellus viridis Western Central Atlantic.
Ciliopagurus alcocki Western Pacific
Ciliopagurus galzini Indo-Pacific.
Ciliopagurus krempfi Indo-Pacific.
Ciliopagurus liui Northwest Pacific
Ciliopagurus major Eastern Central Pacific
Ciliopagurus pacificus Central Pacific.
Ciliopagurus plessisi Eastern Central Pacific
Ciliopagurus strigatus halloween hermit crab Indo-Pacific
Ciliopagurus tenebrarum Northwest Pacific
Ciliopagurus vakovako Eastern Central Pacific
Clibanarius aequabilis Atlantic Ocean and Wester
Clibanarius albidigitus Eastern Central Pacific
Clibanarius antillensis Western Central Atlantic
Clibanarius arethusa Indo-West Pacific
Clibanarius bimaculatus Northwest Pacific
Clibanarius clibanarius Indo-West Pacific
Clibanarius corallinus Indo-Pacific.
Clibanarius cruentatus Indo-West Pacific.
Clibanarius danai Indo-Pacific.
Clibanarius demani Indo-West Pacific
Clibanarius digueti red leg hermit Western Central Atlantic
Clibanarius englaucus Western Central Pacific
Clibanarius erythropus Mediterranean Sea.
Clibanarius eurysternus Indo-Pacific
Clibanarius humilis Indo-Pacific.
Clibanarius inaequalis Northwest Pacific
Clibanarius infraspinatus Indo-West Pacific.
Clibanarius longitarsus Indo-West Pacific.
Clibanarius merguiensis Indo-Pacific
Clibanarius padavensis Indo-West Pacific.
Clibanarius padaverensis Indo-West Pacific.
Clibanarius ransoni Indo-Pacific
Clibanarius rhabdodactylus Indo-Pacific.
Clibanarius sclopetarius Western Central Pacific
Clibanarius serenei Western Pacific.
Clibanarius signatus tropical hermit crab Western Indian Ocean.
Clibanarius snelliusi Western Pacific
Clibanarius striolatus Danas hermit crab Indo-West Pacific
Clibanarius taeniatus Indo-West Pacific
Clibanarius tricolor tricolor hermit Western Atlantic Ocean.
Clibanarius virescens coastal hermit crabs Indo-West Pacific
Clibanarius vittatus thinstripe hermit Western Atlantic
Clibanarius zebra zebra hermit Pacific Ocean.
Dardanus arrosor striated hermit crab Indo-West Pacific, Atlant
Dardanus aspersus Northwest Pacific
Dardanus australis Indo-Pacific.
Dardanus balhibuon Western Central Pacific
Dardanus brachyops Pacific Ocean.
Dardanus calidus red hermit crab Eastern Atlantic and the
Dardanus callichela Indo-West Pacific.
Dardanus crassimanus Indo-West Pacific
Dardanus dearmatus Indo-Pacific.
Dardanus deformis pale anemone hermit Indo-Pacific
Dardanus fucosus bareye hermit Western Atlantic Ocean
Dardanus gardineri Western Indian Ocean
Dardanus gemmatus jeweled anemone hermit Indo-Pacific
Dardanus guttatus blue knee hermit crab Indo-Pacific
Dardanus hessii Indo-West Pacific
Dardanus imnpressus warty-leg hermit crab Northwest Pacific
Dardanus impressus Northwest Pacific
Dardanus insignis red brocade hermit Southwest Atlantic
Dardanus lagopodes Indo-Pacific
Dardanus megistos whitespotted hermit Indo-Pacific 20 TL
Dardanus pedunculatus anemone hermit crab Indo-Pacific
Dardanus robustus Pacific Ocean
Dardanus sanguinocarpus bloody hermit Pacific Ocean.
Dardanus scutellatus Indo-Pacific
Dardanus setifer Indo-West Pacific
Dardanus squarrosus Eastern Indian Ocean
Dardanus tinctor anemone carrier Indo-West Pacific.
Dardanus venosus stareye hermit Southwest Atlantic
Dardanus vulnerans Indo-West Pacific.
Dardanus woodmasoni Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes alias Indo-West Pacific.
Diogenes avarus Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes brevirostris Western Central Pacific
Diogenes costatus Western Indian Ocean
Diogenes custos Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes deflectomanus Northwest Pacific
Diogenes defrectomanus Northwest Pacific
Diogenes diogenes Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes dubius Indo-West Pacific.
Diogenes edwardsii Edward's hermit crab Indo-West Pacific and Atl
Diogenes fasciatus Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes gardineri Indo-Pacific
Diogenes goniochirus Western Pacific
Diogenes inglei Western Central Pacific
Diogenes investigatoris Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes jousseaumei Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes jubatus Western Central Pacific
Diogenes karwarensis Western Indian Ocean.
Diogenes klaasi Indian Ocean.
Diogenes lanaris Western Central Pacific
Diogenes leptocerus Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes lophochir Western Pacific
Diogenes merguiensis Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes mixtus Western Pacific
Diogenes pallescens Indo-Pacific.
Diogenes penicillatus soft-hairy hermit crab Northwest Pacific
Diogenes persicus Western Indian Ocean
Diogenes planimanus Indo-West Pacific.
Diogenes pugilator small hermit crab Northeast Atlantic and th
Diogenes rectimanus Western Indian Ocean
Diogenes senex Indo-West Pacific
Diogenes spinicarpus Western Central Pacific
Diogenes spinifrons Northwest Pacific
Diogenes tirmiziae Western Indian Ocean
Diogenes tumidus Western Central Pacific
Isocheles pilosus moon snail hermit Eastern Central Pacific
Isocheles wurdemanni surf hermit Western Atlantic Ocean.
Loxopagurus loxochelis Endemic to Southwest Atla
Paguristes acanthomerus Northwest Pacific 2.13 SL
Paguristes aciculus Western Pacific
Paguristes albimaculatus Northwest Pacific 0.75 SL
Paguristes alcocki Western Central Pacific
Paguristes anahuachis Eastern Central Pacific
Paguristes anomalus Western Central Atlantic.
Paguristes arostratus Western Central Pacific
Paguristes brachyrostris Western Central Pacific
Paguristes cadenati red reef hermit Western Atlantic Ocean
Paguristes ciliatus Indo-West Pacific
Paguristes digitalis golden-hairy hermit crab Northwest Pacific 1.37 SL
Paguristes doederleini Northwest Pacific 0.73 SL
Paguristes eremita eye spot hermit crab Mediterranean Sea.
Paguristes erythrops Southwest Atlantic
Paguristes grayi Western Central Atlantic.
Paguristes hernancortezi Western Central Atlantic.
Paguristes hummi Western Central Atlantic
Paguristes inconstans Western Central Atlantic.
Paguristes invisisacculus Western Central Atlantic.
Paguristes limonensis Western Central Atlantic
Paguristes longirostris Indo-West Pacific
Paguristes lymani Western Central Atlantic.
Paguristes markhami Western Atlantic Ocean
Paguristes moorei Western Central Atlantic.
Paguristes oculatus Mediterranean Sea.
Paguristes ortmanni Ortmann's hermit crab Western Pacific 1.27 SL
Paguristes oxyophthalmus Western Central Atlantic
Paguristes palythophilus Western Pacific 1.12 SL
Paguristes puncticeps Western Atlantic.
Paguristes puniceus Indo-West Pacific
Paguristes pusillus Indo-West Pacific.
Paguristes robustus Southwest Atlantic
Paguristes runyanae Western Central Pacific
Paguristes seminudus Northwest Pacific
Paguristes sericeus blue-eyed hermit Western Atlantic Ocean.
Paguristes spinipes Southwest Atlantic
Paguristes starcki Western Central Atlantic
Paguristes streaensis Mediterranean Sea.
Paguristes subpilosus Southwest Pacific
Paguristes syrtensis Mediterranean Sea.
Paguristes tortugae bandeye hermit Western Atlantic
Paguristes triangulatus Western Central Atlantic.
Paguristes turgidus orange hairy hermit Eastern Pacific
Paguristes ulreyi furry hermit Eastern Pacific 2.5 CL
Paguristes versus Western Pacific 0.72 SL
Paguristes wassi Western Central Atlantic.
Paguristes weddelli Southeast Pacific
Paguropsina inermis Western Pacific. Tropica
Paguropsina pistillata Western Pacific.
Paguropsis andersoni Indo-West Pacific.
Paguropsis confusa Indo-West Pacific.
Paguropsis gigas Western Central Pacific
Paguropsis lacinia Western Pacific.
Paguropsis typica Western Pacific.
Petrochirus diogenes giant hermit Western Atlantic Ocean.
Pseudopaguristes hians Indo-West Pacific.
Pseudopaguristes laurentae Indo-West Pacific
Pseudopaguristes monoporus blue-orange banded hermit crab Indo-West Pacific



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