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Caphyra rotundifrons


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lexID:
3555 
AphiaID:
208779 
Scientific:
Caphyra rotundifrons 
German:
Haaralgenkrabbe 
English:
Turtle Weed Crab 
Category:
Krabber 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Portunidae (Family) > Caphyra (Genus) > rotundifrons (Species) 
Initial determination:
(A. Milne-Edwards, ), 1869 
Occurrence:
Tansania, Andamanhavet, Australien, Fiji, Fransk Polynesien, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Kina, Madagascar, Maldiverne, Mauritius , Mikronesien , Ny Kaledonien, Påskeøen, Pitcairns øgruppen, Seychellerne, Tahiti, Vestlige Stillehav, Øst Afrika 
Size:
bis zu 2cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Alger, Flagefoder, Groft frostfoder, Muslinge kød, Myggelarver, Noritang, Smeltfisk 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Caphyra acheronae
  • Caphyra alata
  • Caphyra alcyoniophila
  • Caphyra bedoti
  • Caphyra curtipes
  • Caphyra fulva
  • Caphyra hemisphaerica
  • Caphyra holocarinata
  • Caphyra minabensis
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2011-02-15 02:28:45 

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The Turtle weed crab Caphyra rotundifrons inhabits clumps of the dark green seaweed called Turtle weed (Chlorodesmis fastigiata). The small green crabs are described as very dociles that will not nip or run off when disturbed. Usually it is said one pair lives in one algae clump. At the ends of their fith walking legs they have hooks with which they attach to the weed and prevent them from being washed away.

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