Scarlet Hermit Crab from the Caribbean

Wordless Wednesday
Watery Wednesday

What: Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati).
Also known as the Red Reef Hermit Crab.

Where: I took this macro photo of the Scarlet Hermit Crab
while diving along the north shore of Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands.


Paguristes cadenati
Click on the photo to enlarge.

23 comments:

  1. Great photo, I never knew crabs could be so colorful.

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  2. I'm always astounded at how fantastic life looks like under water.

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  3. He is kinda cute!! Certainly bright!
    The snail video in the next post is wierd. But like nothing I have ever seen before!

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  4. What a wonderful photo.....

    Gill in Canada

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  5. Okay, now that is just beautiful - from the color of it's legs to the blend of colors in the shell. Awesome! :-)

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  6. What a colorful crab! Ü He looks startled though...hehehe.

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  7. She's a pretty gal! (I'm thinking her name could be Scarlet, but she could be a he...)

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  8. Whoa! what a great photo. I love the color that stands out from everything around it.

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  9. OMG...are those the eyes? How creepy and beautiful. Happy WW my friend:)

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  10. What a brillant red! Those yellow and green eyes are something else!
    His shell is gorgeous.

    As always - an enjoyable post!

    My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

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  11. That is an exceptionally vibrant shade of red, we are used to crabs and other crustaceans having a more muted color

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  12. I can make out the claws but not the body..hahaha..
    I'm horrible with species of the marine life. But you're underwater pictures never fail me to interest me :)

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  13. Keep up your work for the very important cause. Love that watery Wednesday photo!

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  14. "Things are much better
    Where it is wetter
    Under the sea!"

    I know, that wasn't a hermit, but it's what I thought of when I saw this guy. Very cool shot!

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  15. ooooooo, nice!

    ... and I think I've just found an interesting blog!

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog :-)

    That crab looks amazing - they look like such alien creatures close up. Well done.

    Sharon

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  17. lovely views of red crab. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Wow! What an amazing creature and a superb photograph. Thank you very much.

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  19. The eyes are so interesting...Beautiful photo of something I am not going to see in person...

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  20. Thanks, everyone.

    Bobbie & Jerry

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