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Polydectus cupulifer

Polydectus cupulifer wird umgangssprachlich als Teddybär-Krabbe bezeichnet.


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Teddybear Crab - Polydectus cupulifer, 2017

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lexID:
8121 
Scientific:
Polydectus cupulifer 
German:
Teddybär-Krabbe 
English:
Teddy-bear Crab 
Category:
Crabes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Xanthidae (Family) > Polydectus (Genus) > cupulifer (Species) 
Initial determination:
Latreille in Milbert, 1812 
Occurrence:
the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Mozambique, Tuamoto Islands, Hawaii, île Maurice, îles de Cook, indo pacifique, Indonésie, Japon, Madagascar, Mer Rouge, Okinawa, Pacifique Sud, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Singapour 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
No reliable information available, Detritus 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-04-15 20:43:13 

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Polydectus cupulifer (Latreille in Milbert, 1812)

Polydectus cupulifer is a species of crab in the family Xanthidae, and the only species in the genus Polydectus. Together with the genus Lybia, it forms the subfamily Polydectinae.Polydectus cupulifer, commonly known as the teddy-bear-cab, is densely covered with setae (bristles), and frequently carries a sea anemone in each claw ( prefers Telmatactis decora).

Synonymised names
Cancer cupulifer Latreille in Milbert, 1812
Polydectus villosus Dana, 1852

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