Although the crab is native to the Indo-Pacific, it has been able to find a way into the Mediterranean and is therefore considered an invasive species.
However, we are not aware of any effects on the fauna in the Mediterranean Sea so far.
Despite its actually protective shell, the small crab is on the menu of fish, such as the soldier fish Sargocentron tiere (Cuvier, 1829).
Since the crab is a predatory carnivore, it is better not to keep the animal in community aquariums.
Chlorododius tuberosicarpus Klunzinger, 1913
Panopeus latifrons de Man, 1887 [in de Man, 1887-1888]
Xanthodes minutus Rathbun, 1894