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Uroptychus sp. Squat Lobster

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Uroptychus sp. (undescribed) (Squat Lobster) in Soft Coral - Bismarck Sea, PNG,2010

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12905 
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Scientific:
Uroptychus sp. 
German:
Gorgonien Springkrebs 
English:
Squat Lobster 
Category:
Other Crustaceans 
Family tree:
(Kingdom) > (Phylum) > (Class) > (Order) > (Family) > Uroptychus (Genus) > sp. (Species) 
Occurrence:
Bismarck Archipelago, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 2.36" (6 cm) 
Temperature:
- 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Uroptychus armatus
  • Uroptychus brevis
  • Uroptychus magnispinatus
  • Uroptychus nitidus
  • Uroptychus setosidigitalis
  • Uroptychus similis
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-22 20:04:35 

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Uroptychus sp. - Henderson, 1888

Uroptychus is a genus of squat lobsters in the family Chirostylidae found across the Indo-Pacific. These squat lobsters are typically deep-seaspecies and associated with large gorgonian corals.

Uroptychus sp. is an undescribed species from the Bismarck Sea, PNG.

Inhabit Siphonogorgia disacea soft coral

Very similar to Cryptic squat lobster Uroptychus joloensis, but lacks the spots on joints of claw arms and at the base of the pincers.

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