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Echinoecus pentagonus

Echinoecus pentagonusis commonly referred to as Sea Urchin Crab, Anal crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Sea Urchin Crab (Echinoecus pentagonus)


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lexID:
11155 
AphiaID:
442367 
Scientific:
Echinoecus pentagonus 
German:
Seeigel-Krabbe 
English:
Sea Urchin Crab, Anal Crab 
Category:
Krabber 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Pilumnidae (Family) > Echinoecus (Genus) > pentagonus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(A. Milne-Edwards, ), 1879 
Sea depth:
1 - 25 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 1,3cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2019-10-27 17:22:42 

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Echinoecus pentagonus (A. Milne-Edwards, 1879)

The "sea urchin crab" Echinoecus pentagonus is a species of crab in the family Pilumnidae
Usually inhabits the anal pore of the sea urchin Echinothrix calamaris. Carapace width 1/2 inch. Hawaii & the Indo-Pacific.


Taxonomic synonyms of E. pentagonus include
Echinoecus klunzingeri Miyake, 1939
Echinoecus pentagonus Rathbun, 1894
Echinoecus rathbunae Miyake, 1939
Eumedon convictor Bouvier & Seurat, 1906
Eumedon pentagonus A. Milne-Edwards, 1879
Eumedonus petiti Gravier, 1922
Liomedon pentagonus Klunzinger, 1906

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Multicrustacea (Superclass) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Unreviewed: Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Pilumnoidea (Superfamily) > Pilumnidae (Family) > Eumedoninae (Subfamily) > Echinoecus (Genus) > Echinoecus pentagonus (Species)

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