Trizopagurus strigatus Herbst 1804
red striped hermit crab cone shell hermit crab

family Diogenidae

The Red Striped Hermit crab, Trizopagrus strigatus, has distinctive red striped legs, and is often found in cone shells. Cone shells which still contain the original occupant should not be touched, the animals are equipped with extremely toxic venomous barbs. The picture bottom-right is a rare shot of the crab's body.

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