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Updated 9/15/2016

Family Dromiidae

HAWAII

Dromia dormia

Nanahoa, Lana'i, 30 feet

 

Molt, Sea Cave, Oahu, 40 feet

Pu'u Olai, Maui, 50 feet

 

South Kona, Hawaii



Manmade sponge works too

SLEEPY SPONGE CRAB

Uncommon under ledges and in caverns.  Holds onto large sponges with hind legs.  Attains carapace width of 8 inches.  Reputed to be poisonous.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.