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Charybdis (Charybdis) natator


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lexID:
12322 
AphiaID:
208817 
Scientific:
Charybdis (Charybdis) natator 
German:
Schwimmkrabbe 
English:
Ridged Swimming Crab, Wrinkled Swimming Crab, Rock Crab 
Category:
Krabber 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Portunidae (Family) > Charybdis (Genus) > (Charybdis) natator (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Herbst, ), 1794 
Occurrence:
Comores, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Mozambique, India, Mayotte, Australien, Egypten, Filippinerne, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Kenya, Madagascar, Persiske golf, Rødehavet, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sumatra, Syd Afrika, Taiwan, Thailand, Øst Afrika 
Sea depth:
1 - 60 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 17cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory, Carnivore 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Charybdis acuta
  • Charybdis acutidens
  • Charybdis acutifrons
  • Charybdis affinis
  • Charybdis africana
  • Charybdis amboinensis
  • Charybdis anisodon
  • Charybdis annulata
  • Charybdis beauforti
  • Charybdis bimaculata
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-17 13:16:50 

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Charybdis (Charybdis) natator (Herbst, 1794)

Charybdis (Charybdis) natator has a fan shaped carapace which is brown to orange in colour on the dorsal surface the ventral surface is bluish mottled with white and pale red spots and the legs are dark, reddish brown in colour. The carapace is densely covered with short pubescence.

Charybdis natator is found throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans from eastern South Africa and Madagascar north to the Red Sea and across the Indian Ocean, including the Mascarene Islands and the Seychelles, to the western pacific where it extends north to Japan and south to northern Australia including Lord Howe Island.

Synonymised names:
Cancer natator Herbst, 1794

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