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Hemigrapsus oregonensis Yellow Shore Crab, Green Shore Crab, Hairy Shore Crab, Mud-flat Crab, Oregon Shore Crab

Hemigrapsus oregonensisis commonly referred to as Yellow Shore Crab, Green Shore Crab, Hairy Shore Crab, Mud-flat Crab, Oregon Shore Crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Hemigrapsus oregonensis, Green Shore Crab. San Luis Obispo Co., CA 2010


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lexID:
13938 
AphiaID:
444778 
Scientific:
Hemigrapsus oregonensis 
German:
Oregon Strandkrabbe, Grüne Strandkrabbe, Gelbe Strandkrabbe 
English:
Yellow Shore Crab, Green Shore Crab, Hairy Shore Crab, Mud-flat Crab, Oregon Shore Crab 
Category:
Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Varunidae (Family) > Hemigrapsus (Genus) > oregonensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1851 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Gulf of California, USA 
Sea depth:
- 5 Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 1.18" (3,0cm - 3,5cm) 
Temperature:
~ 50 °F (10°C) 
Food:
Algae, algae grazer, epiphytes feeder, Carrion, Detritus, omnivore 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-06-10 16:45:47 

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Hemigrapsus oregonensis (Dana, 1851)

The body colour of this crab can vary. Often, it has a light grey, green or yellow carapace with small blue/black spots and lighter colored legs with similar spots, but it may be red/brown with green spots. The legs with claws (chelipeds) are usually cream/white with no spots.

Habitat: Open mud flats, algal mats and eelgrass beds, in bays and estuaries and on open beaches where there is plenty of fine sediment.

Its diet primarily consists of diatoms and green algae, but it will occasionally eat meat

Similar to the purple shore crab (Hemigrapsus nudus) and Pachygrapsus crassipes.

Synonymised names:
Pseudograpsus oregonensis Dana, 1851

External links

  1. inverts.wallawalla.edu (en). Abgerufen am 10.06.2021.
  2. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 10.06.2021.
  3. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 10.06.2021.

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