Common sponge crab
Tumidodromia dormiais commonly referred to as Common sponge crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 6331 AphiaID: 440119 Scientific: Tumidodromia dormia German: Gemeine Schwammkrabbe English: Common Sponge Crab Category: Crabs Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Dromiidae (Family) > Tumidodromia (Genus) > dormia (Species) Initial determination: (Linnaeus, ), 1763 Occurrence: , Hong Kong Ambon, Australia, China, East Africa, Eastern Indian Ocean, French Polynesia, Hawaii, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moluccas, Mozambique, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Pacific Ocean, Philippines, Red Sea, South-Africa, the Kermadec Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Western Australia, Western Indian Ocean Sea depth: 5 - 112 Meter Size: 6.77" - 7.87" (17.2cm - 20cm) Temperature: 68 °F - 77 °F (20°C - 25°C) Food: omnivore, Starfishs Difficulty: Not suitable for home aquaria! Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Created: 2013-11-02 14:11:11
Last edit: 2020-10-20 07:20:14
Tumidodromia dormia (Linnaeus, 1763)
The max length of male is 20.0 cm,female are 17.2 cm .Tumidodromia dormia occurs at depths of 5 to 50 m. It prefers rocky-muddy substrates.This crab is omnivorous, feeds often on sea stars. This common sponge crab carries sponges and colonial tunicates on its back for camouflage.
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