Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Dardanus megistos (Herbst, 1804)

Spotted Hermit Crab



Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Indo-west Pacific Oceans (East Africa to South China Sea and east to Hawai'i).

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Cocos (Keeling) Island Province (22), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Spencer Gulf Shelf Province (33), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, littoral, reef flat, sublittoral.

Extra Ecological Information

Reef flat to deep waters, depth to 10 m.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
24-Apr-2012 24-Apr-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)