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Species abbreviations

Discussion in 'Species Identification - Identify Your Hermit Crab' started by flamelet, Feb 25, 2009.

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  1. flamelet

    flamelet (Micro Crab)

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    So... I have identified all my crabs- I think.

    Doing my own research online I've come to realize that "PP" does not equal number 1 here, but "purple pincer" crabs, the Carribean species.

    I have learned also that there are Ecuadorian crabs, but haven't found a decent description of them besides their elongated eyes.

    Now I know there are other varieties; I've seen strawberries at a Petco.... So I'm wondering are there only these two species (Carribean and Ecuadorian) that exist naturally in the world of land hermit crabs and the others are the reult of captive breeding or do I have more homework to do?

    (I'm assuming the latter of those two....)

    peace,
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    homework my friend :D
    There are MANY varieties of land hermit crabs- 7 in the US
    PP = Puprple pinchers - carribean crab = c. clypeatus
    E's = Equadorian = c. compressus
    Straws= c. Perlatus
    Cavipes/Cavies = c. Cavipes
    Indo's = c. brevimanus
    Rugs = c rugosus
    Viola = c. violascens (sp?)

    Hope that helps I was a tad confused on your post
     
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    BTW in my signature I have a link- if you follow that and then look for my sub album it has a species ID chart
     
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    flamelet (Micro Crab)

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    Thanks for clarifying that.:)

    I'll have to look closely at your photobucket page... perhaps I don't have 8 PPs... could be some other species; though, I'm pretty sure they're pps...
     
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    krackersmom2 (Large Crab)

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    Typically here in the states, PP's, E's and Strawberries are the most common. Most commercial pet stores only sell PPs and sometimes Straws.
     
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