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YELLOW HAIRY HERMIT CRABAniculus maximus©Cynthia Hankins Photography
Yellow Hairy Hermit Crabs have bright yellow bodies covered with short  hairs. Their legs and claws are fairly stout. This is a large, predatory  hermit crab. Most hermit crabs are scavengers. Some  smaller crabs will feed on algaes like nuisance hair algae, while  larger hermit crabs like this one, are scavengers and carnivores. Most hermit crabs are  opportunistic - they will not actively hunt for a fish or active  invertebrates but will prey on sick, dead, or dying individuals.
Habitat: Coral reefs in the tropical Pacific
Food: Crustaceans, mollusks, worms
Breeding: Female carries the eggs on abdomen inside shell
Lifespan: Not known
Size: Up to 4 inches/10cm long
Source: Amazon.com and Aquatic Life of the World
Other posts:
Hermit crab with anemone protector on its shell
Glass view of hermit crab in its shell
Coconut Crab - the biggest member of the Hermit Crab Family

YELLOW HAIRY HERMIT CRAB
Aniculus maximus
©Cynthia Hankins Photography

Yellow Hairy Hermit Crabs have bright yellow bodies covered with short hairs. Their legs and claws are fairly stout. This is a large, predatory hermit crab. Most hermit crabs are scavengers. Some smaller crabs will feed on algaes like nuisance hair algae, while larger hermit crabs like this one, are scavengers and carnivores. Most hermit crabs are opportunistic - they will not actively hunt for a fish or active invertebrates but will prey on sick, dead, or dying individuals.

Habitat: Coral reefs in the tropical Pacific

Food: Crustaceans, mollusks, worms

Breeding: Female carries the eggs on abdomen inside shell

Lifespan: Not known

Size: Up to 4 inches/10cm long

Source: Amazon.com and Aquatic Life of the World

Other posts:

Hermit crab with anemone protector on its shell

Glass view of hermit crab in its shell

Coconut Crab - the biggest member of the Hermit Crab Family

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