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Aliaporcellana spongicola

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Crab on Sponge, Bali Indonesien 2010

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lexID:
11228 
Scientific:
Aliaporcellana spongicola 
German:
Vasen-Schwamm Porzellankrebs 
English:
Barrel sponge porcelain crab 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Porcellanidae (Family) > Aliaporcellana (Genus) > spongicola (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hiller & Werding, 2018 
Occurrence:
Bali, Filippinerne, Indonesien, Sulawesi, Vestlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
1 - 75 Meter 
Size:
1,5 cm - 3,5 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Filter feeder, No reliable information available, Plankton, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Aliaporcellana kikuchii
  • Aliaporcellana pygmaea
  • Aliaporcellana suluensis
  • Aliaporcellana telestophila
 
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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-02-17 14:22:20 

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Aliaporcellana spongicola Hiller & Werding, 2018

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.

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