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Platypodia pseudogranulosa Flat round crab

Platypodia pseudogranulosais commonly referred to as Flat round crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Highly toxic.


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lexID:
14018 
AphiaID:
209075 
Scientific:
Platypodia pseudogranulosa 
German:
Krabbe 
English:
Flat Round Crab 
Category:
Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Xanthidae (Family) > Platypodia (Genus) > pseudogranulosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Serène, 1984 
Occurrence:
Australia, Coral sea, Eastern Indian Ocean, French Polynesia, Gambier Islands, Japan, Lord Howe Island, Marschall Islands, New Caledonia, Queensland (Australia), Singapore, Tasman Sea, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Ryukyu Islands, the Society Islands, Tonga, Tuamoto Islands, Wake Atoll, Western Australia, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
0 - 6 Meter 
Size:
8,6 cm 
Temperature:
°F - 29,5 °F (°C - 29,5°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Highly toxic 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2021-07-28 12:13:31 

Toxicity


Platypodia pseudogranulosa is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Platypodia pseudogranulosa, 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:
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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!

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Platypodia pseudogranulosa is a crab of the family Xanthidae and is very poisonous, the ter should never be eaten!

As Xanthidae poisonous - DO NOT CONSUME (even cooked)!
Touching or even "letting it pinch" are harmless.
It is saxitoxin (STX, a neurotoxin responsible for shellfish poisoning/mytilism among other things, also found in pufferfish), probably ingested by benthic animals or symbiotic bacteria (Ng, 2008).
Thus, similar to poison dart frogs, crabs should lose their toxicity in captivity.

Since the toxin is ingested through food, not all specimens of the species need be toxic or equally toxic.
In specimens caught near Japan, very high toxin levels of 590 micrograms were detected, which would kill over 1,000 people!
1,000 times more poisonous than sarin and cyanide, repeatedly discussed as a chemical warfare agent... One of the strongest poisons ever.
No known antidote.

Saxitoxin can enter the body by inhalation (inhalation) as well as ingestion.
In the case of inhaled saxitoxin, fatal respiratory paralysis can occur within a very short time (minutes).
Non-fatal doses cause the following symptoms in humans after several hours: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
Those affected may see double vision, and paralysis of the respiratory muscles is evident.
Those who survive 12 hours have a good chance of recovering completely.

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