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.
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:
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Created: 2010-06-02 19:15:22
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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.
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