Coenobita cavipes

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Coenobita cavipes
Coenobita cavipes Reversed BP 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Coenobitidae
Genus: Coenobita
Species: C. cavpies
Binomial name
Coenobita cavipes
Stimpson, 1858
Synonyms [1]
  • Cenobita cavipes Stimpson, 1858
  • Coenobita baltzeri Neumann, 1878

Coenobita cavipes is a species of land hermit crab native to the eastern parts of Africa, the Philippines, China, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Polynesia, and Micronesia.[2]

C. cavipes usually uses empty turbo shells, and occasionally part of a hard passion fruit.[3]


  1. ^ Patsy A. McLaughlin; Tomoyuki Komai; Rafael Lemaitre; Dwi Listyo Rahayu (2010). Martyn E. Y. Low; S. H. Tan, eds. "Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world (exclusive of the Kiwaoidea and families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae of the Galatheoidea)" (PDF). Zootaxa. Suppl. 23: 5–107.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. ^ "Coenobita cavipes". The common species of land hermit crabs. Retrieved February 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gerald McCormack (2007). "Coenobita cavipes, Unga Pūtua (AK). Brown Hermit-Landcrab". Cook Islands Biodiversity. Rarotonga: Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust. Retrieved February 12, 2011.