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Updated 3/31/2013

Family Diogenidae


Dardanus gemmatus

Makai Pier, Oahu, 10 feet

Nanakuli, Oahu, 25 feet


Nanakuli, Oahu, 25 feet


Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 75 feet

Sea Cave, Oahu, 60 feet


Juvenile, Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 20 feet

Haleiwa Trench, Oahu, 60 feet


South Kona, Hawaii

Lana'i Lookout, Oahu, 20 feet


Fairly common at any depth.  This species has granules on the entire surface of the left claw while Dardanus pedunculatus is only partially covered.  Attaches two types of anemone outside of and within the shell.  The anemones eject sticky acontia threads if disturbed.  Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.