HERMIT CRABS (Left Handed)
Orangeclaw Hermit Crab
Cacinus tibicen
To 3cm. 

The antennae and eyestalks are orange, the rest of the body and claws red, orange, maroon or even a dark reddish-brown. Has
yellow/ white tips to the legs and claws  and lower white bands on legs.. Yellow/ orange antennae. Orange eyestalks with white tips and black eyes.One claw larger than the other. Left claw considerably larger than right.

Found on coral reefs and in rocky places congregating under loose rocks and reef recesses during the day. It is active during the day. Spends almost all of its time on the rocks. Depth: ranges from intertidal pools down to 30m (100ft). This hermit appears to be most interested in shells of Stramonita haemastoma, Leucozonia nassa and Pisania auritula, becuse of the more horizontal opening

    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
R, Co 3 Sca Sh F
Orangeclaw Hermit Crab