Etisus demaniis commonly referred to as Pale Pebble Crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic.
Etisus demani is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Etisus demani, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!
Etisus demani belongs to the genus Xanthidae, in this genus some crabs are poisonous to very poisonous, whereby the crabs do not produce the poison themselves, it is produced by bacteria or ingested through food.
Even intensive boiling does not destroy the toxin, which can also be lethal to humans.
Unfortunately, we do not have a complete and up-to-date overview of all poisonous Xanthidae crabs, so we must owe an indication of the toxicity bi Etisus demani.
Etisus demani is found under dead coral or rubble, overall the crab is light brown, sometimes with reddish brown spots or bands.
Their claws have paddle-shaped tips that are sometimes darker than the rest of the body coloration.