Australian Land Hermit Crab (species: Coenobita variabilis) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Coenobita variabilis
Australian Land Hermit Crab


©Anne Hoggett: Coenobita variabilis at Lizard Island using a glass vial as a shell

©Anne Hoggett: Coenobita variabilis at Lizard Island, removed from glass vial
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Coenobitidae
Genus Coenobita
Species Coenobita variabilis

Colours

    

Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.

Size

  • Up to 4 cm (Carapace length)

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Rarely seen

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.