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Achelous floridanus


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lexID:
12269 
AphiaID:
557882 
Scientific:
Achelous floridanus 
German:
Florida Schwimmkrabbe 
English:
Florida Swimming Crab 
Category:
Crabes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Portunidae (Family) > Achelous (Genus) > floridanus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Rathbun, ), 1930 
Occurrence:
Atlantique nord, Bermudes, Caraïbes, Floride, golfe du Mexique, Méditerranée, Mer Noire, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Océan Indien, pacifique du nord, Thaïlande, USA 
Sea depth:
0 - 93 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 5cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26°C 
Food:
Predatory, Carnivore 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-27 13:56:01 

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Achelous floridanus (Rathbun, 1930)

Portunid crabs are characterised by the flattening of the fifth pair of legs into broad paddles, which are used for swimming. This ability, together with their strong, sharp claws, allows many species to be fast and aggressive predators.

Synonymised names
Portunus (Achelous) floridanus Rathbun, 1930

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