New species of land hermit crab discovered – Coenobita lila

Welcome to the world Coenobita lila!

It’s not often a new species of land hermit crab is announced so this is a pretty big day for us.  Until now the purple land hermit crabs found in Borneo were considered to be C. purpureus AKA Blueberries. This new research document confirms this is false and that the hermit crabs found in Borneo are actually Coenobita lila (for lilac).

Check out the details on the Coenobita hermit crab species site:

 

New species of land hermit crab discovered: Coenobita lila