Dromia dormiais commonly referred to as Sponge Crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully.
lexID: 2565 AphiaID: 209443 Scientific: Dromia dormia German: Schwammkrabbe English: Sponge Crab Category: Crabs Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Dromiidae (Family) > Dromia (Genus) > dormia (Species) Initial determination: (Linnaeus, ), 1763 Occurrence: , Hong Kong China, East Africa, French Polynesia, Hawaii, India, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Philippines, Red Sea, South-Africa, Sulawesi, the Kermadec Islands, the Seychelles, Western Pacific Ocean Sea depth: 0 - 112 Meter Size: up to 7.87" (20 cm) Temperature: °F - 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) Food: Starfishs Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2008-08-15 18:40:11
Last edit: 2017-02-26 14:06:17
There are approximately 17 species in this genus. Dromia dormia is the largest dromiid known. There are several large Indo-West pacific dromiids, there was a lot of confusion about the identity of species.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Multicrustacea (Superclass) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Podotremata (Section) > Dromioidea (Superfamily) > Dromiidae (Family) > Dromiinae (Subfamily) > Dromia (Genus) > Dromia dormia (Species)
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