Clibanarius tricolor

Hello and welcome! We are so glad that you decided to stop by and enjoy the colorful world of the Clibanarius tricolor. The name Clibanarius tricolor may not mean anything to anyone at all. However, if one were to use the names blue leg hermit crab, tricolor hermit crab, equal handed hermit crab, or blue-legged hermit crab one might be able to now understand what you are talking about. This may be due to the fact that this colorful crab is not only found exclusively in the wild, but also in many common households! That’s right. There’s a good chance that you or someone you know may own a species of hermit crab and have it as a pet in their house right now. But how are these beautiful creatures found? Where do they come from? What makes them so desirable to own? How do they live and survive? Find all of that information out and more by exploring your way through our website. We hope that you have as much fun learning about this amazing little marine organism as we did. To navigate to other pages, the links will be on the left!

This web page was created by two students from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse through an Organismal Biology class. Click here to check out more awesome websites about other organisms around the world also created by UW-L students.

Credits to Bob Goemans

Credit to Bob Goemans