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Calappa calappa


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lexID:
3202 
Scientific:
Calappa calappa 
German:
Große Schamkrabbe, Rot Gepunktete Schamkrabbe 
English:
Giant Box crab,Shame-faced crab, 
Category:
Krabber 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Calappidae (Family) > Calappa (Genus) > calappa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, 1758) 
Occurrence:
Tansania, Mozambique, Marquesas Islands, Andamanhavet, Filippinerne, Hawaii, Indiske ocean, Indonesien, Japan, Mauritius , Ny Kaledonien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Seychellerne, Sydlige Stillehav, Taiwan 
Sea depth:
1 - 80 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 15cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Carrion, Muslinger 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Toxicity:
non-toxic 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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More related species
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-03-22 19:57:43 

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Calappa calappa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Calappa calappa, also known as the smooth or red-spotted or giant box crab, can be found in the tropical Indo-Pacific.

Pattern and colour are highly variable.It is a nocturnal crab and is able, when threatened, to swiftly burrow beneath the sand. It feeds mainly on mollusks such as clams.

Synonyms:
Cancer calappa
Cancer cerratonis
Cancer fornicatus

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Multicrustacea (Superclass) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Calappoidea (Superfamily) > Calappidae (Family) > Calappa (Genus) > Calappa calappa (Species)

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