Crab, Red-legged Hermit


Crab, Red-legged Hermit

Scientific name: Paguristes cadenati Forest, 1954

Common name: Red-legged or scarlet or red reef hermit crab

Species Codes for Trip Ticket Reporting:
Marine Life Code: 716 - Crab, red-legged (scarlet) hermit

License and Endorsements Required for Commercial Harvest:
SPL - Saltwater Products License
RS - Restricted Species Endorsement
ML - Marine Life Endorsement

* These are unofficial designations, please see Florida Administrative Code Chapter 68B for specifics,

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Hard corals are corals with 6 tentacles or multiples of 6 (e.g., 6, 12, 18, 24). Octocorals have 8 tentacles.

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