Hermit Crabs
Taxonomy

What is the scientific name for a hermit crab?

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01/14/2016

The hermit crab is a type of crab that doesn't have a very hard shell. Not a true crab, it uses other animals' old shells for protection; they especially like old whelk shells. As the hermit crab grows in size, it must find a larger shell. The hermit crab is a decapod crustacean of the superfamily Paguroidea.