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Clibanarius digueti Mexican Red Leg Hermit Crab

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Clibanarius sp., Golf von Mexiko

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lexID:
3381 
AphiaID:
367502 
Scientific:
Clibanarius digueti 
German:
Rotbein-Einsiedler / Mexikanischer Einsiedlerkrebs 
English:
Mexican Red Leg Hermit Crab 
Category:
Hermit Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Diogenidae (Family) > Clibanarius (Genus) > digueti (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bouvier, 1898 
Occurrence:
Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific) 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 0.79" (2 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 82.4 °F (23°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Brine Shrimps, Flakes, Nori-Algae, Red slime algae 
Tank:
11 gal (~ 50L) 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2019-11-13 13:36:54 

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Clibanarius digueti Bouvier, 1898

Clibanarius digueti is a species of hermit crab that lives off the western coast of Mexico, and is abundant in the Gulf of California. It is known under various common names such as the Mexican hermit crab, the blue-eyed spotted hermit or the Gulf of California hermit crab. .

This hermit crab is a good algae eater.

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