Animals & Habitats
Halloween Orange Band Hermit Crab
Scientific Name
Trizopagurus strigatus
Conservation Status
Not Listed


This brightly colored omnivore will consume almost anything in its habitat. This species of hermit crab favors both live and dead animal material, detritus (decomposed organisms’ organic matter), cyanobacteria and green algae. They are known as a quick-consuming scavenger of the reef areas including shallow coastal waters.

Have shell, will travel

This hermit has a nocturnal activity budget. Its preferred shell is conical in shape, similar to snails, and is used for protection against predators.