Pale Anemone Hermit Crab (species: Dardanus deformis) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Dardanus deformis
Pale Anemone Hermit Crab


©Anne Hoggett: Dardanus deformis near the bommie at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Dardanus deformis near the bommie at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Dardanus deformis in shell 3 to 4 cm diameter, at night in shallow water off beach in front of Lizard Island Research Station. Thanks to Dr Shane Ahyong (Australian Museum) for the identification.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Diogenidae
Genus Dardanus
Species Dardanus deformis

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Distinguishing features

In genus Dardanus, the left clawed leg is generally larger than the right but occasionally the claws legs are of similar size (Jones and Morgan, 1994).

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Jones, D.S. and G.J. Morgan (1994). A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters Reed, Sydney. ISBN: 0 7301 0403 6.