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Trapezia speciosa

Trapezia speciosa.2021

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lexID:
13829 
AphiaID:
210184 
Scientific:
Trapezia speciosa 
German:
Korallenkrabbe 
English:
Coral Guard Crab 
Category:
Granchi 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Trapeziidae (Family) > Trapezia (Genus) > speciosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Dana, 1852 
Occurrence:
Réunion , Vietnam, Indopacifico, Mauritius, Oceano Indiano, Pacifico meridionale, Polinesia Francese 
Sea depth:
1 - 10 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 1,5cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26°C 
Food:
Mucus, Commensalism, Carnivore, zooplancton 
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
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-05-02 10:53:05 

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Trapezia speciosa Dana, 1852

Trapezia is a genus of guard crabs in the family Trapeziidae. Like other members of this family, they live in association with corals, feeding on coral tissue and mucus, and defending the corals from predators, like starfish.

Trapezia speciosa associated with Pocillopora verrucosa and Pocillopora grandis.

External links

  1. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 02.05.2021.

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