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Aniculus elegans elegant hermit crab


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lexID:
5540 
AphiaID:
367402 
Scientific:
Aniculus elegans 
German:
Eleganter Einsiedlerkrebs 
English:
Elegant Hermit Crab 
Category:
Hermit Crabs 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Diogenidae (Family) > Aniculus (Genus) > elegans (Species) 
Initial determination:
Stimpson, 1858 
Occurrence:
Cocos Island (Costa Rica), Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, Gulf of California, Indian Ocean, Mexico (East Pacific), Panama 
Size:
up to 1.77" (4.5 cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 82.4 °F (20°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Algae, Carrion, Krill, Pellets 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
Difficulty:
Easy 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-05-29 06:31:29 

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Aniculus elegans Stimpson, 1858

Aniculus elegans, aloso known as the elegant hermit crab, is the only American species of this small
genus of marine hermits, which is also widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific.

Synonym:
Aniculus longitarsis Streets, 1871

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Anomura (Infraorder) > Paguroidea (Superfamily) > Diogenidae (Family) > Aniculus (Genus)
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