Tiny Hermit Crab

Micropagurus acantholepis (Stimpson, 1858)

This tiny hermit crab is a drab dirty yellow, mottled with red-brown, and has thinner claws than others. The lobe above each eye is decorated with tiny spines; other species have just a simple spike but a microscope is needed to see this feature

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What habitats does Micropagurus acantholepis live in?

Intertidal under stones, to depths of 45 m

What is the distribution of Micropagurus acantholepis?

Southern temperate oceans, including south-eastern Australia

How big does Micropagurus acantholepis grow?

Up to 12 mm long

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