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Lophozozymus pulchellus Pretty Reef Round Crabs, Pretty Xanthid Crab

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Lophozozymus pulchellus, Étang-Salé, Arrondissement Saint-Paul, La Réunion 2018

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lexID:
11893 
Scientific:
Lophozozymus pulchellus 
German:
Hübsche Rundkrabbe, Hübsche Xanthid-Krabbe 
English:
Pretty Reef Round Crabs, Pretty Xanthid Crab 
Category:
Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Xanthidae (Family) > Lophozozymus (Genus) > pulchellus (Species) 
Initial determination:
A. Milne-Edwards, 1867 
Occurrence:
Australia, European Coasts, French Polynesia, Guam, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Japan, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Red Sea, Réunion , South-Pazific, Sri Lanka, Tansania, the Seychelles, Zanzibar 
Sea depth:
1 - 120 Meter 
Size:
up to 0.39" (1,5 cm) 
Temperature:
32 °F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available, omnivore, Predatory 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-10 20:22:34 

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Lophozozymus pulchellus A. Milne-Edwards, 1867

Described from New Caledonia and recorded in numerous places in the Indo-West Pacific, including Red Sea, Zanzibar, Australia, Hawaii, and Japan. Also Europa, Seychelles, Australia, New Caledonia. Japan, Paracel, French Polynesia, Mayotte.

Found on hard bottom, rock and rubbles. Lophozozymus pulchellus, usually of small size. This crab is characterized by its live coloration with a reticulation of fine red lines on carapace and ambulatory legs are marked with transverse red bands.

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