The Bermuda government has established a protection plan for land hermit crabs. It also includes a very thorough description of Coenobita clypeatus in simple terms. Read the full plan at the link below!
The Land Hermit Crab is now rare in Bermuda. As mentioned, this is partly due to a lack of suitable shells. Land Hermit Crab numbers have also been reduced by habitat loss as mangrove habitats and coastal areas have been cleared and developed, or damaged by hurricanes.
The Land Hermit Crab population in Bermuda is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ under the Protected Species Act 2003. A protected species recovery plan for Land Hermit Crabs was published in 2020.