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Actumnus asper


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lexID:
3131 
Scientific:
Actumnus asper 
German:
Krabbe 
English:
Hairy crab 
Category:
Crabes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Pilumnidae (Family) > Actumnus (Genus) > asper (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Rüppell, ), 1830 
Occurrence:
Tuamoto Islands, Mer Rouge, Seychelles 
Size:
3 cm - 5 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 28°C 
Food:
nourriture congelée (grande taille) 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
facile 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Actumnus amirantensis
  • Actumnus antelmei
  • Actumnus arbutum
  • Actumnus calypso
  • Actumnus davaoensis
  • Actumnus digitalis
  • Actumnus dorsipes
  • Actumnus elegans
  • Actumnus fissifrons
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2010-04-25 11:31:50 

Husbandry

Body width 3-5cm. As its name suggests, the Hairy crab is indeed quite hairy. Its body and limbs are covered with long, silky hairs. These trap sediments allowing the crab to blend perfectly with its surroundings. In the water, its hairs 'fluff up' breaking up its body outline. To avoid drawing attention to itself, it also moves slowly.
Ecology The "teddy-bear" of crabs, these hairy little creatures fluff up in the water and look positively cuddlesome. But they are hard to spot and usually well hidden, especially during the day. These little crabs are not the same as the Hairy crabs that are served in restaurants as seafood.

Hairy crabs are common in rocky and coral rubble areas on all our shores. They are more active at night, but even then, they usually scuttle into hiding at the first sign of danger.


Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Pilumnidae
Genus Actumnus
SPECIES asper

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