|Scientific Name||Coenobita cavipes|
|Time of Year||All year|
|Time of Day||All day|
|Rarity||Common - 5|
The Hermit Crab is found on the island.
The Hermit Crab can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:
"Hermit crabs live in empty shells they can fit their bodies into. As they grow, they find bigger shells. They're quite picky about each new shell and first measure the opening with their claws. The shells they choose usually fit well, and they'll sometimes fight one another over ownership rights."
Upon catching the insect, the player will say the following:
"I caught a hermit crab! Finally, it came out of its shell!"