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Coenobita clypeatus Caribbean hermit crab

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lexID:
9818 
AphiaID:
368191 
Scientific:
Coenobita clypeatus 
German:
Karibik-Landeinsiedlerkrebs 
English:
Caribbean Hermit Crab 
Category:
Mangrove Inhabitans 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Coenobitidae (Family) > Coenobita (Genus) > clypeatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Fabricius, ), 1787 
Occurrence:
Belize, Cuba, Florida, Mexico (East Pacific), North Atlantic Ocean, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, USA, Venezuela, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
up to 2.36" (6 cm) 
Food:
Carrion, omnivore 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2016-07-06 11:19:23 

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Coenobita clypeatus (Fabricius, 1787)

The Caribbean hermit crab, Coenobita clypeatus, also known as the soldier crab,[2] the West Atlantic crab, the tree crab, and the purple pincher (due to the distinctive purple claw).

Synonymised names:
Cenobita clypeata (Fabricius, 1787) (incorrect spelling)
Pagurus clypeatus Fabricius, 1787 (transferred to Coenobita by Rathbun (1919))


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