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Giant Hermit Crab (Petrochirus diogenes) - Petrochirus diogenes

Giant Hermit Crab (Petrochirus diogenes) - Petrochirus diogenes
Bill Baggs State Park, Key Biscayne, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
August 14, 2007

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Moved
Moved from Hermit Crabs. Okay, I'm pretty sure this is right. I don't see what else it could be.

Sure looks it
If you can give me a source for the ID (to rule out any close relatives), I'll gladly make the guide page and move these images.

 
ID Source
Sorry I had not seen this post from last year. Thank you for making the new page. I obtained the ID from the following reference book:

"REEF CREATURE Identification, Florida Caribbean Bahamas" by Paul Humann & Ned Deloach; New World Publications, Inc. Second edition 2002. (Page198-99)

 
Range note.
According to the above reference its range extends beyond the Gulf of Mexico to the Caribbean and the Bahamas. I can confirm the location stated on the photos located on the Atlantic (east) coast of FL.

 
Thanks
That's actually how I made my ID too. I looked at that book a lot during my trip to the Caribbean last fall but I don't have a copy so I made the ID from memory. Size of the species is given as 5-8" if I recall correctly.

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