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Mauve-eyed Hermit

Dardanus crassimanus

Features

A large hermit instantly recognisable by its bright red body and legs with pale purple banded joints and the mauve eyestalks. To 150 mm.

Notes

Found on a variety of bottom types from rock, reef, and on sandy mud seagrass flats; to 30 m. Tropical to warm-temperate Australia south to NSW; also Indo-West Pacific.

Mauve-eyed Hermit, Dardanus crassimanus

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