Hermit Crab

Habitat & Distribution

Hermit Crabs are quite commonly seen in the intertidal zone like tide pools. Both terrestrial and marine species of Hermit Crabs exist. Of the five hundred known species of Hermit Crabs, most are aquatic living in varying depths of saltwater, from shallow reefs and shorelines to the bottom of deep seas. Terrestrial Hermit Crabs are found in tropical areas.