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Euxanthus exsculptus Rough Round Crab, Lumpy rock crab

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Rough Round Crab - Euxanthus exsculptus, 2013

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lexID:
4239 
AphiaID:
 
Scientific:
Euxanthus exsculptus 
German:
Raue Rundkrabbe, Klumpenförmige Felsenkrabbe 
English:
Rough Round Crab, Lumpy Rock Crab 
Category:
Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Xanthidae (Family) > Euxanthus (Genus) > exsculptus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Herbst, ), 1790 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, Australia, China, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Japan, Mauritius, Mozambique, New Caledonia, North Pacific (Ocean), Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, South-Pazific, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
1.18" - 1.97" (3cm - 5cm) 
Temperature:
- 80.6 °F (°C - 27°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-17 14:30:31 

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Euxanthus exsculptus (Herbst, 1790)

Resembling a small lumpy rock, this slow moving crab is sometimes seen among coral rubble and near reefs. 'Exsculptus' means 'carved' in Latin. Can be found in shallow water.

Host/prey of Loxothylacus echioides Boschma, 1940 Feedingtype: parasitic, Stage: adult

Synonymised names:
Cancer exsculptus Herbst, 1790
Cancer mamillatus H. Milne Edwards, 1834
Cancer melissa Herbst, 1801
Euryetisus deplanatus Cano, 1889
Euxanthus nitidus Dana, 1852
Euxanthus punctatus A. Milne-Edwards, 1865
Xantho (Euxanthus) nitidus Dana, 1852

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