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Coenobita scaevola Red Sea Land Hermit crab


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lexID:
11866 
AphiaID:
208658 
Scientific:
Coenobita scaevola 
German:
Rotes Meer Einsiedlerkrebs, Rotmeer-Landeinsiedler 
English:
Red Sea Land Hermit Crab 
Category:
Mangrove Inhabitans 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Coenobitidae (Family) > Coenobita (Genus) > scaevola (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forskål, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Egypt, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 2.76" (7,5 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 100.4 °F (24°C - 38°C) 
Food:
Algae, Carrion, Detritus, omnivore 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
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:
2018-12-30 13:01:55 

Husbandry

Coenobita scaevola H. Milne Edwards, 1837

As with other species of land hermit crabs Coenobita scaevola are scavengers and will consume plants, dead fish, fruit and other detritus.

Synonymised names:
Cancer scaevola Forskål, 1775
Cancer scavecola Forskål, 1775 (transferred to Coenobita by Costa (1965))
Coenobita compressa var. jousseaumei Bouvier, 1892 (junior synonym)
Coenobita rugosa var. granulata Bouvier, 1890
Coenobita rugosa var. jousseaumei Bouvier, 1890 (junior synonym)

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