Although you might think the hermit crab is its own species, there are actually hundreds and hundreds of them! However, most of the hermit crabs that are owned as pets are one of a handful of specific species.
Hermit crab species differ widely from one another. Some are only a few millimeters long, whereas others can grow to be the size of a coconut. Similarly, their life spans can range anywhere between ten and eighty years. On the whole, there are six different families and over 1,000 species of hermit crabs that are contained in the superfamily Paguroidea.
- Recommended Age: 18 months and up
- Size in cm: 12 W x 6.5 H
- Size in inches: 4.72 W x 2.56 H