Coenobita brevimanus

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Coenobita brevimanus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Anomura
Family: Coenobitidae
Genus: Coenobita
Species: C. brevimanus
Binomial name
Coenobita brevimanus
Dana, 1852

Coenobita brevimanus is a species of land hermit crab native to the east coast of Africa and the south west Pacific Ocean.[1] Adults of this species can be larger than any other species from the genus Coenobita, weighing up to 0.5 pounds (230 g).[2]


  1. ^ "Species Coenobita brevimanus Dana, 1852". Australian Faunal Directory. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 
  2. ^ Sue Fox (2000). Hermit crabs: everything about anatomy, ecology, purchasing, feeding, housing, behavior, and illness. Barron's Educational Series. ISBN 978-0-7641-1229-4.