Atergatis integerrimusis commonly referred to as Red Egg Crab, Bashful Crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic.
Atergatis integerrimus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Atergatis integerrimus, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!
Atergatis integerrimus (Lamarck, 1818)
Atergatis integerrimus lives in coral rubble of shores and reefs.This species is nocturnal.The body is oval, the olour is reddish brown, orange to bright red.The body is scattered with white spots.
Juveniles have a white margin around the body.
The Red egg crab is highly poisonus and should not eaten!
Atergatis subdivisus White, 1848 (junior synonym)
Cancer integerrimus Lamarck, 1818 (basionym)
Cancer laevis latipes Seba, 1761