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Profile lexID: 12763 AphiaID: 394994 Scientific: Calappa sulcata German: Gelbe Schamkrabbe English: Yellow Box Crab Category: Krabber Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Calappidae (Family) > Calappa (Genus) > sulcata (Species) Initial determination: Rathbun, 1898 Occurrence: Caribien, Florida, Mexikanske golf, Nordlige Atlanterhav, USA Sea depth: 3 - 116 Meter Size: bis zu 14,5cm Temperature: 22°C - 25°C Food: Carnivore, Carrion, Muslinge kød, Snegle 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 More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2020-02-06 19:40:59
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Calappa sulcata Rathbun, 1898
Calappa are called "shame crabs" because they "hide" behind their chelae. These are special constructions of evolution to crack snail shells. They feed on carrion either and don't touch corals or live fish.
Calappa sulcata similar to The Flame Box Crab (Clappa flammea), but the flame box crab has irregular markings or lines on its carapace.
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