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Updated 8/14/2016

Family Diogenidae

HAWAII

Calcinus pictus

Makapu'u tidepool, O'ahu

 

Kaupo, O'ahu, 3 feet

 



Sharks Cove, O'ahu, 25 feet

PAINTED HERMIT CRAB

Common in shallow water exposed to wave action.  Attains 3/4 inch.  Tends to be more aggressive than other members of the genus.  Endemic to Hawaii.  Formerly known in Hawaii as the Indo-Pacific Calcinus elegans.