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Charybdis (Charybdis) amboinensis

Charybdis (Charybdis) amboinensisis commonly referred to as Ambon Swimming Crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

Charybdis amboinensis swimming crab. Around 4 inches wide (10cm), Anilao 2016


Courtesy of the author Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater . Please visit www.underwaterkwaj.com for more information.

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lexID:
14174 
AphiaID:
208834 
Scientific:
Charybdis (Charybdis) amboinensis 
German:
Ambon-Schwimmkrabbe 
English:
Ambon Swimming Crab 
Category:
Krabben 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Portunidae (Family) > Charybdis (Genus) > (Charybdis) amboinensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Leene, 1938 
Sea depth:
24 - 38 Meter 
Size:
7 cm - 10 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 26°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Charybdis acuta
  • Charybdis acutidens
  • Charybdis acutifrons
  • Charybdis affinis
  • Charybdis africana
  • Charybdis amboinensis
  • Charybdis anisodon
  • Charybdis annulata
  • Charybdis beauforti
  • Charybdis bimaculata
 
More related species
in this lexicon
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-10-12 19:43:39 

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Charybdis (Charybdis) amboinensis Leene, 1938

Charybdis is a genus of swimming crabs in the family Portunidae; "Charybdis" is Greek for whirlpool. Swimming crabs are often recorded from the trawl by-catch .

Carapace broader than long; covered with a dense short tomentum. Colour reddish brown on dorsal surface; extreme tips of the chelipeds and dactylus of the pereiopods dark pinkish brown. The Ambon swimming crab can be found on sandy and muddy bottom.

Synonymised names:
Charybdis kiiensis T. Sakai, 1939 (nomen nudum)
Goniosoma sexdentatum de Man, 1879 (junior synonym)

External links

  1. Marine Species Indentification Portal (en). Abgerufen am 12.10.2021.
  2. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 12.10.2021.
  3. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 12.10.2021.

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