Blue striped hermit crab -

Have you spotted? Blue-striped hermit crab

NAME: Blue-striped hermit crab (Pagurus liochele)

SIZE: Up to 50mm.

DISTRIBUTION: False Bay to Port Elizabeth down to at least 18m. Endemic.

DESCRIPTION: A medium-sized black and white hermit with bright blue stripes on the hairy legs.

NATURAL HISTORY: Sometimes seen on the palmate sea fan


Familiarize yourself with these interesting creatures and other marine animals for your next dive. For more information grab a copy of this book “A Field Guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula” by Georgina Jones available in Pisces Divers.