Atergatis ocyroe is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Atergatis ocyroe, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!
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Very special thanks for the first two photos of Atergatis ocyroe to Prof. Dr. Kauresh D. Vachhrajani and to Prof. Dr. Jignesh Trivedi, India.
The meat of Atergatis ocyroe, like that of many related crab species from the family Xanthidae is toxic. The toxins are synthesised by bacteria of the genus Vibrio which live in symbiosis with the crab!