Malacostraca | Decapoda
MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)
Size / Weight / Age
Benthic; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 842)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 46°N - 12°N, 32°W - 36°E
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Azores, Gibraltar, to Greece and Syria.
Also found in semidark cave zones (Ref. 105671) and Posidonia beds (Ref. 105668). Symbiotic with the sea anemone Calliactis parasitica (Ref. 106082). In general, most species of hermit crab are omnivorous detritivores (Ref. 106979). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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