Clibanarius vittatus (Bosc, 1802)
Thinstripe hermit
Clibanarius vittatus
photo by O'Keefe, Jo

Family:  Diogenidae (left-handed hermit crabs)
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 0 - 22 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: from Potomac River, Virginia, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean to Florian√≥polis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Tropical to temperate.
Biology:  Intertidal, on bay and nearshore (Ref. 97531). Common on beaches and mangroves. Lives in areas associated with deposition of organic matter; susceptible to freshwater exposure (Ref. 118297). Adults mainly feed on detritus (Ref. 118298).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Abucay, Luisa - 12.04.23

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