New Zealand Hermit Crab

Pagurus novizealandiae

Summary 2

Pagurus novizealandiae, or the New Zealand hermit crab is a hermit crab of the family Paguridae, endemic to New Zealand. Its body is up to 16 millimetres (0.63 in) wide.

Distinguishing Features 3

This small hermit crab is distinguished by the strpies on it's legs as seen in the photos above.

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iNaturalist NZ Map

Category Crabs., Hermit Crabs