Coral Guard Crab
lexID: 13829 AphiaID: 210184 Scientific: Trapezia speciosa German: Korallenkrabbe English: Coral Guard Crab Category: Crabs Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Trapeziidae (Family) > Trapezia (Genus) > speciosa (Species) Initial determination: Dana, 1852 Occurrence: French Polynesia, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Mauritius, Réunion , South-Pazific, Vietnam Sea depth: 1 - 10 Meter Size: 1,5 cm Temperature: °F - 78.8 °F (°C - 26°C) Food: Carnivore, Commensalism, Mucus, Zooplankton 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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Created: 2021-05-02 10:44:58
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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.
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