A small hermit crab with short, thick pincers, more or less equal in size that have horny, black tips and are covered with hair. The carapace is longer than wide to 1.5 cm and the eyes are long and narrow.
Emily Wilson 2005. Clibanarius erythropus. A hermit crab. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 26/01/2011]. Available from: