Critter of the Month

Critter of the Month

Bloody Hermit Crab
Critter Facts

Common name: 

Bloody Hermit Crab

Scientific name: 

Dardanus sanguinocarpus

Critter contributor: 

Rebecca Ziegler, UHH MOP Student

The Bloody Hermit Crab can be found in Hawai‘i, the Marquesas Islands, and the Marshall Islands.  It can grow up to 3 inches and is generally found in medium-sized shells at scuba depths according to marinelifephotography.com.

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