Photo of Animalia: Anemone Hermit Crab (species: Dardanus pedunculatus) (Lizard Island Field Guide)

Hermit crab, probably Dardanus pedunculatus, at Lizard Island as found at night. Note commensal anemones, possibly Calliactis polypus, on shell. Thanks to Shane Ahyong at Australian Museum for the identifications.

© Sophie Randall

Shane says would need to see claws to be absolutely sure about crab but subtle aspects of colour pattern indicate Dardanus pedunculatus