Paguristes sp.02is commonly referred to as Cave Hermit Crab. Difficulty in the aquarium:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
Profile lexID: 12548 AphiaID: 368240 Scientific: Paguristes sp.02 German: Höhlen-Riffeinsiedlerkrebs English: Cave Hermit Crab Category: Paguri Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Diogenidae (Family) > Paguristes (Genus) > sp.02 (Species) Initial determination: Morgan, 1992 Sea depth: 2 - 37 Meter Size: 0,3 cm - 0,6 cm 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 More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2019-11-13 17:31:43
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The body is white, legs are orange and red striped . Paguristes sp.02 are moderately common under rocks or in caves on the seaward reef.
Distribution. Eastern Indian Ocean: Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island; western Pacific: Guam and Ryukyu Islands in southwestern Japan; 2–37 m.
This species is a submarine cave hermit crab.
Habitat. Coral reefs; submarine caves and small crevices or horizontal holes on fore-reef slopes.
Similar to Pylopaguropsis fimbriata with similarly red stripes on the ambulatory legs.
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