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Hermit Crab on Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines Walking backwards away from me and leaving a trail of footprints. Coenobita cavipes,Coenobita rugosus,Coenobita violascens,Geotagged,Philippines,Winter,alona beach,crab,sand,sea life Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Hermit Crab on Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines

Walking backwards away from me and leaving a trail of footprints.

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  1. Species is speculative but matched better than anything I could find (the species has a range of colors and I saw them in many variations so it doesn't look like all the other photos). Posted 4 years ago
    1. This French link has the most detailed description that matches these crabs:
      http://coenobita.e-monsite.com/pages/especes-et-biotopes/coenobita-rugosus.html
      Posted 4 years ago

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''Coenobita rugosus'' is a species of land hermit crab native to Australia and the east African coast to the south west Pacific.

''C. rugosus'' has four walking legs, a small pincer, a large pincer, and antennae. When threatened ''C. rugosus'' is able to make a 'chirping' sound by rubbing its large pincer against its shell as a stridatory apparatus.

''C. rugosus'' vary in colour depending on nutritional intake and common colours include green, brown and tan, but black, white,.. more

Similar species: Ten-footed Crustaceans
Species identified by jeremyclarke
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By jeremyclarke

Attribution Non-Commercial
Uploaded Mar 3, 2015. Captured Jan 31, 2015 17:42 in Alona Beach Road, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines.
  • X-E1
  • f/22.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO640
  • 53mm