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Updated 3/31/2013

Family Diogenidae

HAWAII

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

JEWELED ANEMONE CRAB

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.