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.
A few more from the hermit family - mainly Diogenidae plus 1 of the land dwelling Coenobitidae.
Our commonest and largest aquatic hermit crab is not so shy.
This hermit crab seems to be quite active by day.
We have yet to see this hermit crab with a sea anemone on its shell!