Coenobita cavipes

Coenobita cavipes is a species of land hermit crab native to the eastern parts of Africa, the Philippines, China, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Polynesia, and Micronesia.[2]

C. cavipes usually uses empty turbo shells, and occasionally part of a hard passion fruit.[3]


  1. ^ Patsy A. McLaughlin, Tomoyuki Komai, Rafael Lemaitre & Dwi Listyo Rahayu (2010). Part I – Lithodoidea, Lomisoidea and Paguroidea. In Martyn E. Y. Low and S. H. Tan. "Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world (exclusive of the Kiwaoidea and families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae of the Galatheoidea)" (PDF). Zootaxa Suppl. 23: 5–107.
  2. ^ "Coenobita cavipes". The common species of land hermit crabs. Retrieved February 12, 2011.
  3. ^ Gerald McCormack (2007). "Coenobita cavipes, Unga Pūtua (AK). Brown Hermit-Landcrab". Cook Islands Biodiversity. Rarotonga: Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust. Retrieved February 12, 2011.
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