Blue-eyed Hermit Crab (species: Dardanus scutellatus) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Dardanus scutellatus
Blue-eyed Hermit Crab

©gemaras: Dardanus scutellatus at Coconut Beach, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Diogenidae
Genus Dardanus
Species Dardanus scutellatus

Distinguishing features

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


  • Size data has not been obtained.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Bruce, N.L. (1994). The marine isopod Neocirolana Hale, 1925 (Crustacea, Cirolanidae) from tropical Australian waters, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 37(1): 41-51. LIRS catalog number 422.
  • Jones, D.S. and G.J. Morgan (1994). A Field Guide to Crustaceans of Australian Waters Reed, Sydney. ISBN: 0 7301 0403 6.