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Calappa tuerkayana

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Calappa tuerkayana, 2017

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lexID:
11109 
Scientific:
Calappa tuerkayana 
German:
Schamkrabbe 
English:
box crab, shame-faced crab 
Category:
Krabber 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Calappidae (Family) > Calappa (Genus) > tuerkayana (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pastore, 1995 
Occurrence:
Azorerne, Europæiske kyster, Middelhavet, Nordlige Atlanterhav, Østlige Atlanterhav 
Temperature:
12°C - 24°C 
Food:
Predatory, Snegle 
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:
2017-10-13 19:37:57 

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Calappa tuerkayana Pastore, 1995

The pincers of shame-faced crabs are specialised for cracking open snail shells. The snail is gripped in the left pincerand with the right pincer, which is stronger, the crab cuts pieces of the shell from the shell opening. Once the gap is big enough, the crab can enjoy its snail meal.

Synonym:
Calappa turkayana Pastore, 1995

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

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