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Latreillia valida

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Candycane Crab (Latreillia valida)

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lexID:
11011 
AphiaID:
440219 
Scientific:
Latreillia valida 
German:
Gespenster-Pfeilkrabbe 
English:
Candycane Arrow Crab, Banded Arrow Crab 
Category:
Krabber 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Latreilliidae (Family) > Latreillia (Genus) > valida (Species) 
Initial determination:
De Haan, 1839 
Occurrence:
Australien, Filippinerne, Indo Stillehavet, Japan, Madagascar, Ny Kaledonien, Papua NeuGuinea , Syd Afrika, Tonga, Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
25 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 15,5cm 
Temperature:
8°C - 27°C 
Food:
Zoobenthos, Detritus, Würmer  
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-08-28 19:58:24 

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Latreillia valida De Haan, 1839

Latreillia is a genus of crabs in the family Latreilliidae, comprising five species :
Latreillia elegans Roux, 1830
Latreillia metanesa Williams, 1982
Latreillia pennifera Alcock, 1900
Latreillia valida De Haan, 1839
Latreillia williamsi Melo, 1990

Latreillia valida, commonly known as the Candycane Arrow Crab, has a spider-like body (size to 1,5 cm). The extrem long walking legs are red in colour with white bands.

Inhabit sand and rubble.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Multicrustacea (Superclass) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Podotremata (Section) > Homoloidea (Superfamily) > Latreilliidae (Family) > Latreillia (Genus) > Latreillia valida (Species)

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