Paguristes gamianus, Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa, Photo: Graham Edgar
Small, pink, hairy hermit crab, with pebbled surface to shell, even-sized, brownish tipped pincers, and white tipped legs. Endemic to South Africa.
Sea Temperature Range: 14.8-22.3°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (67% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (10 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.