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Species Petrochirus diogenes

Giant Hermit Crab (Petrochirus diogenes) - Petrochirus diogenes Giant Hermit Crab - Petrochirus diogenes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Eucarida (Eucarida (Crabs, Crayfish, Shrimp, etc.))
Order Decapoda (Crabs, Crayfishes, Lobsters, Prawns, and Shrimp)
Infraorder Anomura (Hermit Crabs and Mole Crabs)
Superfamily Paguroidea (Hermit Crabs)
Family Diogenidae
Genus Petrochirus
Species diogenes (Petrochirus diogenes)
Explanation of Names
Petrochirus diogenes (L. 1758)
Identification
The largest hermit crab on the Gulf Coast
Range
Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, peninsular FL
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