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Iridopagurus reticulatus

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Reticulated Hermit Crab, Iridopagurus reticulatus, 2019

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lexID:
12208 
Scientific:
Iridopagurus reticulatus 
German:
Einsiedlerkrebs 
English:
Reticulated Hermit Crab 
Category:
bernard l'ermite 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Paguridae (Family) > Iridopagurus (Genus) > reticulatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
García-Gómez, 1983 
Occurrence:
Venezuela, Jamaica, Suriname, French Guiana, Atlantique nord, Bahamas, Bermudes, Caraïbes, Colombie, Curaçao, Floride, golfe du Mexique, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Republique dominicaine 
Sea depth:
1 - 38 Meter 
Size:
0,5 cm - 1 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
No reliable information available, Detritus, algae grazer, epiphytes feeder, algues 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-09 17:30:06 

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Iridopagurus reticulatus García-Gómez, 1983

Right-Handed Hermits. Very fast hermit crabs. Often found in sandy ares. Eat algae and detritus. Usually very small, less than a half inch. Iridopagurus reticulatus with net-like pattern.

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