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Scyllarides tridacnophaga


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lexID:
5572 
AphiaID:
210088 
Scientific:
Scyllarides tridacnophaga 
German:
Muschelgräber-Bärenkrebs, Muschel-Bärenkrebs 
English:
Clamkiller Slipper Lobster 
Category:
Ecrevisses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Scyllaridae (Family) > Scyllarides (Genus) > tridacnophaga (Species) 
Initial determination:
Holthuis, 1967 
Occurrence:
Pakistan, Yemen, Sudan, Afrique de l'Est, Arabie-saudite, golfe d'Aden, Kenya, Mer Rouge, Ouest de l'Océan Indien, Somalie, Thaïlande 
Size:
bis zu 30cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Detritus, chair de moules, moules 
Tank:
~ 1000 Liter 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-06-02 17:45:10 

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Holthuis, 1967

has lengths of 30 cm, total body length; 6 and 12 cm, carapace length. Occurs at a depth range from 5 and 112 m (Ref. 4). It has been observed to open live Tridacna shells and it feeds on molluscs and dead fish

This nocturnal species shelters during the day and forages at night feeding on dead fish and molluscs and has been observed opening and feeding on giant clams (Tridacna sp.) (Holthuis 1991, Lavalli et al. 2007). It lives on coral and rocky reefs at depths of 5 - 112 m.
Systems: Marine

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