Caribbean hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus) - Curacao Fauna
The Caribbean hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus)
Recorded in Juli 2014
Also known as the soldier crab, the West Atlantic crab, the tree crab, and the purple pincher (due to the distinctive purple claw), is a species of land hermit crab native to the west Atlantic, Bahamas, Belize, southern Florida, Venezuela, the Virgin Islands, and the West Indies. Adults burrow and hide under the roots of large trees, and can be found a considerable distance inland. (From wikipedia)"