Hermit Crabs; Diogenidae

Hermit crabs are not true crabs as they have some sort of tail section hidden in their shell – which makes them closer relations to the lobsters. They can be found when we’re diving most of the sites around Koh Phangan.

We have yet to see this hermit crab with a sea anemone on its shell!

This hermit crab seems to be quite active by day.

Our commonest and largest aquatic hermit crab is not so shy.

A few more from the hermit family - mainly Diogenidae plus 1 of the Coenobitidae.