Coenobita clypeatus
A C. clypeatus.
Common Name Purple Pincher Hermit Crab, Caribbean Hermit Crab, PP, Tree Crab, West Atlantic Crab, Soldier Crab.
Range West Atlantic.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Order Decapoda
Species C. clypeatus
Coenobita clypeatus is a common species of hermit crab from the West Atlantic. It is Collected in thousands from the wild for the pet trade.

As pets

If you have a hermit crab pet, it's most likely a Purple Pincher, as they are the most common.

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