tonycoenobita

Joined: May 16, 2020 Last Active: Nov 22, 2021 iNaturalist

I am a land hermit crab lover from Hong Kong.

I am interested in studying species of land hermit crab.

Until now, there may be at least 5 species of Coenobita need to be further studied.

  1. Coenobita pseudorugosus, although this species was introduced by scientific article, still no detial information (only specimen drawing), no correct color picture of specimen. Now only know that they can be found in Indonesia.
  2. Subspecies of Coenobita violascens? There are some specimens with light body color very similar to Coenobita violascens that can be found in East Africa.
  3. Subspecies of Coenobita scaevola? There are some specimens very similar to Coenobita scaevola that can be found in East Africa and Seychelles.
  4. There are some specimens very similar to Coenobita rugosus that can be found in Maldives, but no dark band (or not obvious) on the lower surfaces of the eyetalks.
  5. Coenobita carnescen, still no detial information, A researcher from Japan think they are juvenile of Coenobita perlatus, but even though some juvenile of Coenobita perlatus is not whole body in orange color, they are white body color with transverse band in orange, not white body color with transverse band in gray/brown.

Above speics information can be read at below link:

Land Hermit Crab Species Introduction:
http://www.tonycoenobita.com/species_eng.htm

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