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Calappa philargius


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lexID:
10569 
AphiaID:
209500 
Scientific:
Calappa philargius 
German:
Gefleckte Schamkrabbe 
English:
Spectacled Box Crab, Spotted Box Crab 
Category:
Крабы 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Calappidae (Family) > Calappa (Genus) > philargius (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Индийский океан, Красный море, Новая Каледония 
Sea depth:
11 - 133 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 12cm 
Temperature:
°C - 25°C 
Food:
Predatory, Улитки 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-03-24 20:52:30 

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Calappa philargius (Linnaeus, 1758)

Calappa is a genus of crabs known commonly as box crabs or shame-faced crabs.The spectacled box crab Calappa philargius occurs in sandy to slightly muddy substrates, and on the sandy shores near seagrass areas. This species is usually nocturnal.

Calappa philargius eats snails, the pincers are specialised for cracking open snail shells. .

Calappa philargius is a host of the parasites Diplothylacus calappae, Loxothylacus auritus and Sacculina scutigera.

Synonyme:
Calappa cristata
Cancer inconspectus
Cancer philargius

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Multicrustacea (Superclass) > rMalacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Calappoidea (Superfamily) > Calappidae (Family) > Calappa (Genus) > Calappa philargius (Species)

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