Short thick eyestalks with distinctive red and white banding; large pink claws with short spines.
Reefs and seagrass beds; shallow sublittoral to 27 m; two species of sea anemones, Calliactis polypus (shown) and Verrillactis paguri live commensally on the shells. Qld and NSW, widespread Indo-west Pacific Oceans.
Pink-clawed Hermit, Dardanus pedunculatus.
Photo courtesy Ian Banks.
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