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Calappa calappa Giant Box crab,Shame-faced crab,

Calappa calappais commonly referred to as Giant Box crab,Shame-faced crab,. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Calappa calappa, Philipinen 2017


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lexID:
3202 
AphiaID:
209498 
Scientific:
Calappa calappa 
German:
Große Schamkrabbe, Rot Gepunktete Schamkrabbe 
English:
Giant Box Crab,Shame-faced Crab, 
Category:
Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Calappidae (Family) > Calappa (Genus) > calappa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Marquesas Islands, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South-Pazific, Taiwan, Tansania, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles 
Sea depth:
1 - 80 Meter 
Size:
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Carrion, Clams 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-05-08 20:04:33 

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Calappa calappa (Linnaeus, 1758)

Calappa calappa, also known as the smooth or red-spotted or giant box crab, can be found in the tropical Indo-Pacific.

Pattern and colour are highly variable.It is a nocturnal crab and is able, when threatened, to swiftly burrow beneath the sand. It feeds mainly on mollusks such as clams.

Synonyms:
Cancer calappa
Cancer cerratonis
Cancer fornicatus

External links

  1. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 08.05.2021.
  2. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Calappa calappa, Philipinen 2017
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Nachttauchgang in den Philippinen auf der Insel Malapascua 2017
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Calappa sp. - Schamkrabbe (c) by Michael Hartl
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Calappa sp. - Schamkrabbe (c) by Michael Hartl
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Calappa sp. Schamkrabbe (c) by Michael Hartl
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