Dardanus megistos

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Dardanus megistos
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Superfamily: Paguroidea
Family: Diogenidae
Genus: Dardanus
Species: D. megistos
Binomial name
Dardanus megistos
J. F. W. Herbst, 1804 [1]

Dardanus megistos, the white-spotted hermit crab or spotted hermit crab, is a species of hermit crab, living in reefs in the Indo-Pacific region from Africa to the South China Sea and Hawaii.[1][2] Dardanus megistos can attain a maximum size of 8 inches (20 cm).



  1. ^ a b Patsy McLaughlin (2009). Patsy McLaughlin, ed. "Dardanus megistos (Herbst, 1804)". World Paguroidea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Species Dardanus megistos (Herbst, 1804)". Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. February 23, 2009. 

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