Whats the difference between a hermit crab and a land hermit crab? Or is there one?
There are land hermit crabs and aquatic hermit crabs. Land hermit crabs, as you might guess, live on the land, and aquatic hermit crabs live underwater in the ocean. 🙂 I’m assuming you are asking because you have a pet hermit crab. All hermit crabs sold as pets are land hermit crabs.. which is actually kind of a misnomer, considering they really like to spend most of their time in trees. 🙂 Any hermit crab you find on the beach in the US is most likely an aquatic hermit crab that would need a saltwater tank set-up to survive. All hermit crabs you find being sold in pet stores or on the boardwalk are land hermit crabs. 🙂 If you have any questions about a land hermit crab pet, the link I provide is to Florida Marine Research, which is where the majority of pet hermit crabs sold in the US come from.