You will find a small selection of Crab species ranging from Land Crabs to the popular Hermit Crabs.
Viola Hermit CrabsCoenobita violascens
Viola Hermit Crabs vary in colour from juveniles to adults. Youngsters are orange then mature to a blue, lavender or dark purple colour. The first pair of antennae is red, this is a such way to identify this species.
Barbados Giant Land CrabsCardisoma guanhumi
These crabs are BIG! In total they can reach an impressive size of 35cm, the males large claw can measure 15cm. They must be kept on their own due to fighting. They will feed on a range of fruit and vegetables.
Barbados Vampire CrabEpulotheres sp
The Barbados Vampire Crab is a small species found living on boulder over hanging rivers in Barbados. They can be kept together in communal tanks and feed on a range of foods.
Bermuda Land CrabGecarcinus lateralis
The Bermuda Land Crab may also be known as a Blackback Land Crab or a Red Land Crab. These are found living near the Atlantic coast from Texas and Florida south to Venezuela and Guyana, including the Antilles.
Ecuadorian Hermit CrabCoenobita compressus
The Ecuadorian Hermit Crab is one of the smallest species reaching a size of around 4 to 5cm. Young crabs tend to be a blue to green colour, where as adult become a orange to brown.
Emerald Land CrabMetasesarma obesum
Each Emerald Land Crab varies in appearance, although they all have a cream base colour with different colours and patterns on their back. They are small in size, reaching approximately 3cm.
Halloween CrabGecarcinus quadratus
These brightly coloured Halloween Crabs, live mostly in forests close to the beach. They can be found in large number in Costa Rica.
Madagascan Land CrabsUnknown sp.
Little is known about these Madagascan Land Crabs. They do enjoy spending time bathing in water and seem very active.
Nigerian Hermit CrabUnkown species
These fragile looking Hermit Crabs are found within the Mangrove swamps of Western African and may be classed as Marine Hermit Crabs.
Purple Clawed Hermit CrabCoenobita clypeatus
Purple Clawed Hermit Crabs are one of the best beginner species to keep and maintain. They are very sociable and do best kept in large groups, this also makes them more active and fun to watch.
Rainbow Land CrabCardisoma armatum
Rainbow Land Crabs are found along river and costal areas of west Africa. With a blue to purple carapace and bright orange to red legs, they make an attractive pet.
Red Clawed CrabSesarma bidens
The Red Clawed Crab is a small species originating from Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. They are an aquatic species, however must have access to a dry area.
Strawberry Hermit CrabCoenobita perlatus
As the name suggests, the Strawberry Hermit Crab has the appearance and colour of a strawberry. They are very active and strong, easily trashing and moving objects within an enclosure.