The antennae and eyestalks are orange, the rest of the body and claws red, orange, maroon or even a dark reddish-brown. The tips of the legs and claws are white or yellow. One claw larger than the other.
Size: up to 3 cm.
Found on coral reefs and in rocky places.
It is active during the day. Spends almost all of its time on the rocks.
Depth: ranges from intertidal pools down to 30 m.
Occasional all over the Caribbean.
According to a French survey of Brazilian specimens, this hermit appears to be most interested in shells of (Stramonita haemastoma, Leucozonia nassa, Pisania auritula)