Aliaporcellana spongicolais commonly referred to as Barrel sponge porcelain crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Porcelain crabs are filter feeders. They have feather-like mouthpart appendages and eats planktonic food.
The Sponge porcelain crab Aliaporcellana spongicola shelter in groove of the large Barrel sponge Xestospongia testudinaria. This crab is commonly known as The Barrel sponge porcelain crab.
The new described species is placed in the genus Aliaporcellana. " spongicola" meaning 'Sponge-dwelling. Aliaporcellana spongicola was found living in the folds of large barrel sponges of the genus Xestospongia. The species is brightly coloured, with a bright orange shell with a reticulate bright blue pattern and a broad black band crossing the shell behind the head.