Dardanus tinctor

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Dardanus tinctor
Dardanus tinctor.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Diogenidae
Genus: Dardanus
Species: D. tinctor
Binomial name
Dardanus tinctor
(Forskål, 1775)

Dardanus tinctor, the anemone hermit crab, is a species of marine hermit crab in the family Diogenidae.[1] Dardanus tinctor is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific region, including the Red Sea.[1][2] It reaches a length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in).[2]


  1. ^ a b Patsy McLaughlin (2013). Lemaitre R, McLaughlin P, eds. "Dardanus tinctor (Forskål, 1775)". World Paguroidea & Lomisoidea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Jack Harrang. "Dardanus tinctor bernard l'ermite à anémones". Sou les Mers (in French). Retrieved October 16, 2013.