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Dromia dormia Sponge Crab


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lexID:
2565 
AphiaID:
209443 
Scientific:
Dromia dormia 
German:
Schwammkrabbe 
English:
Sponge Crab 
Category:
Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Dromiidae (Family) > Dromia (Genus) > dormia (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1763 
Occurrence:
Hong Kong, China, East Africa, French Polynesia, Hawaii, India, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Marquesas Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Philippines, Red Sea, South-Africa, Sulawesi, the Kermadec Islands, the Seychelles, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
0 - 112 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
- 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Starfishs 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-02-26 14:06:17 

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(Linnaeus, 1763)

There are approximately 17 species in this genus. Dromia dormia is the largest dromiid known. There are several large Indo-West pacific dromiids, there was a lot of confusion about the identity of species.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Multicrustacea (Superclass) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Podotremata (Section) > Dromioidea (Superfamily) > Dromiidae (Family) > Dromiinae (Subfamily) > Dromia (Genus) > Dromia dormia (Species)

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