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White-spotted hermit crab - Dardanus megistos Mandarin House Reef, Lembeh. The largest hermit crab I have found so far!<br />
Max length: 20 cm and can live up to 30 years!<br />
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White-spotted hermit crab - Dardanus megistos

Mandarin House Reef, Lembeh. The largest hermit crab I have found so far!
Max length: 20 cm and can live up to 30 years!
https://www.sealifebase.ca/summary/Dardanus-megistos.html

    comments (4)

  1. Great shot, Marta! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Holy crab this is one overconfident crab! Posted 2 months ago
      1. Hahaha! Big enough but yet they were scared of us and flew quickly to hiding! Posted 2 months ago
    2. Thanks! I had to be fast, they were two and they hid very quickly! Posted 2 months ago

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''Dardanus megistos'', the white-spotted hermit crab or spotted hermit crab, is a species of hermit crab, living in reefs in the Indo-Pacific region from Africa to the South China Sea and Hawaii. ''Dardanus megistos'' can attain a maximum size of
8 inches .

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

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Uploaded Apr 13, 2019. Captured May 30, 2018 12:03 in Unnamed Road, Pasirpanjang, Lembeh Sel., Kota Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/3.2
  • 1/60s
  • ISO200
  • 5.5mm