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Calappa sulcata

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Yellow Box Crab, Calappa sulcata, Florida USA 2019

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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
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-02-06 19:54:28 

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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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