Received: 14 January 2019
Accepted: 29 November 2019
First Online: 16 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was carried in accordance with the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Male’, Republic of Maldives (research permit no.: (OTHR)30-D/INDIV/2017/122) and complied the fundamental principles of the Basel declaration for research in animals. The investigated species are not at risk of extinction or considered as endangered species by IUCN. No permissions other than the research permit were required from the landowners in order to sample the hermit crabs.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.