Alpheopsis trispinosais commonly referred to as Three-spine alpheid. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The small crabs have a quite large distribution, which has been expanded in recent years by numerous publications.
The crabs are gonochoric, i.e. males and females are present, both perform an intensive mating ritual (olfactory and tactile stimuli).
In most cases, only indirect sperm transfer occurs during copulation, i.e. the mature eggs of the female are not fertilized immediately by mating, this is taken over by the female alone later.
We cannot add anything about the further biology of this species at this time.
A new deep-water species of Alpheopsis Coutière, 1897 from the Indo-West Pacific (Decapoda: Alpheidae)
Anker, Arthur, 2017