Elassochirus cavimanus

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Purple hermit crab:
Purple hermit crab (Elassochirus cavimanus): The purple hermit is a subtidal species most often seen in crab or shrimp traps. The purple and yellow claws and red legs with white polka dots are unmistakable. Preserved (bleached out) specimens look similar to preserved specimens of the Orange hermit (Elassochirus gilli). E. cavimanus has a longitudinal row row of small blunt spines on the carpus (next segment after the "hand") while E. gilli does not.

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