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Dorippe frascone Urchin crab or carrier crab

Dorippe frasconeis commonly referred to as Urchin crab or carrier 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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lexID:
5707 
AphiaID:
209490 
Scientific:
Dorippe frascone 
German:
Seeigel-Krabbe 
English:
Urchin Crab Or Carrier Crab 
Category:
Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Dorippidae (Family) > Dorippe (Genus) > frascone (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Herbst, ), 1785 
Occurrence:
Australia, East Africa, Indonesia, Japan, Lembeh Strait, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Philippines, Red Sea, South-Africa, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
1 - 100 Meter 
Size:
up to 1.97" (5 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Detritus 
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:
2019-12-23 19:01:54 

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(Herbst, 1785)

The crab is so called urchin crab or carrier crab because of its habit of carrying a sea urchin on its carapace, usually:
the red urchin (Astropyga radiata)
the black long-spined urchin () the banded diadem urchin (Diadema savignyi).

All these urchins have long, hollow spines and may provide protection to the crab by reducing the risk of predation by fish while not being too heavy to carry. The urchin obtains benefit by being transported to new feeding grounds. Even large and mobile individuals submit passively to being carried in this way.
Text source: Wikipedia

Dorippe frascone has developed a method of kidnapping an upside-down jellyfish (Cassiopeia spp. like C. xamachana or C. andromeda) and carrying it as a sort of extra-thick protective cloak upon their back. The jellyfish belong to the diet of sea turtles, but getting too close can get a nasty sting, so that most creatures avoid them. That makes a safe passage for the crab

Synonyms:
Cancer frascone Herbst, 1785
Cancer nodulosus Olivier, 1791

External links

  1. Diverosa (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Ole Johann Brett (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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