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Dardanus guttatus

Dardanus guttatusis commonly referred to as Blue-spot hermit crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 720 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Jean-Marie Gradot, La Reunion

Dardanus guttatus, La Reunion 2016


Courtesy of the author Jean-Marie Gradot, La Reunion Please visit www.flickr.com for more information.

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lexID:
2925 
AphiaID:
208734 
Scientific:
Dardanus guttatus 
German:
Blau-Knie Einsiedler 
English:
Blue-spot Hermit Crab 
Category:
Eremitkrebs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Diogenidae (Family) > Dardanus (Genus) > guttatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Olivier, ), 1812 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 10cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 720 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
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:
2018-02-01 20:57:12 

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Dardanus guttatus, also known as Blue-knee hermit, is very different from its algae-eating "relatives". First, it can be much larger, on the other hand, he is both a carrion eater, as well as an active hunter. This "hermit" is mentioned in no case "reef save" and should not be maintained, together with other invertebrates.

He belongs to the "carnivorous“. His diet is, as already said, mainly carrion. But he is also an active hunter for snails, clams and other small invertebrates as well as small fish.

One does find him, incidentally, almost the entire Indo-Pacific, from the East African coast via the Seychelles and Maldives to the Philipines and the south coast of Japan.

Since hermit grow, they need a lot of new, larger shells. Those who maintain this animal in spite of knowing about his "predatory" activities would need an larger aquarium. The little guy can be reached in about tennis ball size (some even a little more), therefore, he requires sometime a new matching shells with which he should be able to move well in the aquarium.



Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Diogenidae
Genus: Dardanus
Species: Dardanus guttatus


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External links

  1. Flickr, Jean-Marie Gradot (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Dardanus guttatus, La Reunion 2016
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Dardanus guttatus; Aufnahme Malediven
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copyright Ole Johann Brett, Norwegen
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Dardanus guttatus
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