Thinstripe hermit

Clibanarius vittatus

Family Diogenidae - Left-handed hermit crabs

Lives in gastropod shells; abdomen soft, twisted, hidden inside shell; carapace and claw color orange brown to brown, light stripes on walking legs; distinct groove behind anterior margin of carapace; claws equal, a few setae (hairs), 2X longer than wide, with light bumps; medium sized hermit crab.
Similar Species
The white and brown stripes on the walking legs distinguish this hermit.
Gulf and bay
Maximum Size
unknown, larger than many hermit crabs
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