Cone Shell Hermit Crab (species: Ciliopagurus strigatus) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ciliopagurus strigatus
Cone Shell Hermit Crab


©Anne Hoggett: Ciliopagurus strigatus at Cod Hole, Ribbon Reef Number 10.

©Anne Hoggett: Ciliopagurus strigatus at Cod Hole, Ribbon Reef Number 10.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Diogenidae
Genus Ciliopagurus
Species Ciliopagurus strigatus

Colours

                   

Distinguishing features

Flat carapace enables the crab to utilise gastropod shells with broad, narrow apertures; carapace white; legs brightly banded red and orange/yellow.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources

References

  • Allen, G.R. and R. Steene (1994). Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide Tropical Reef Research, Singapore. ISBN: 981-00-5687-7.