• Crab, Calico

Crab, Calico

Product Description

Product Description

Calico Crabs (Hepatus epheliticus) have predominantly white shells, but they are decorated with large purple or pinkish spots on their carapace, and stripes on their legs. These are shame-face type crabs, with rounded shells and specialized claws that can from a shield over the crab's face. These are unique crabs, and they grow to about 4 inches wide. They spend a good majority of their time buried in the sand bed, and they should be supplied with a bed at least 2-3 inches deep. They merge at night to scavenge for food. These crabs should not be trusted with delicate corals or inverts, but should not harm fish.


Minimum Tank Size

55 gallons

Care Level

Easy to Moderate



Water Conditions

1.022-1.026, 8.0-8.4, 75-82,

Max Size

5 inches