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Created 5/14/2013

Family Diogenidae

WESTERN ATLANTIC

Petrochirus diogenes

Key West, FL, 4 feet

GIANT HERMIT CRAB

Uncommon in large shells including the Queen ConchClaws of nearly equal size with distinctive scaly texture.  Maximum length of 12 inches.  North Carolina to Brazil.