Coenobita brevimanus

6. July 2007

The hermit crab C. brevimanus origins from coasts of the Indopacific, where it is found from the east coast of Africa to Tahiti. Coenobita brevimanus is the most terrestrial of all land hermit crabs. For the maintenance one needs a terrarium with only shallow water, because they do not like to get wet. Since they are very social, they should be held in a small group. A terrarium of 60 x 40 x 40cm for a small group would be ideal. The terrarium is good to secure, since hermit crabs are experienced escapees. Important are further a good ventilation and structuring of the terrarium. Since C. brevimanus climb gladly, also some stones or roots should be brought in. With a high sandy bottom you should give them a chance to dig. As expressed omnivores one can offer them different fruit and vegetables, as well as food with animal content. The species has code 483144 on our stocklist. (Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Küsten des Indopazifik