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A small, red Carapaceon known as the Hermitaur, it is the adolescent version of the much larger Daimyo Hermitaur. They live mainly in Jungles and Deserts, usually near water, but can also be found in the cave systems of the Swamp. When they are left undisturbed, Hermitaurs are most often seen picking through sand with their claws, presumably searching for food. The shell on their back was actually grown by the crab itself; only when they grow much larger, into a Daimyo Hermitaur, they will replace it with a Monoblos skull, or into a Diablos skull if they grow into the Plum Daimyo Hermitaur subspecies. Sometimes, a Hermitaur may wait beneath the ground for prey or a hunter to pass, jumping out of ground and striking them when they walk over. A Hermitaur that's burrowed underground can be spotted by the puffs of dust that it regularly spits out. Hermitaurs have a nasty temper, and will attack just about anything.
Hermitaurs are the tropical version of the Ceanataur, a blue Carapaceon that lives in Volcanic regions.
- In Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, throwing a Sonic Bomb towards a Hermitaur will briefly immobilize it. A Felyne comrade throwing a barrel bomb will have the same effect.