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Profile lexID: 6268 AphiaID: 444434 Scientific: Pseudocryptochirus viridis German: Korallenkrabbe English: Coral Gall Crab Category: Krabben Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Cryptochiridae (Family) > Pseudocryptochirus (Genus) > viridis (Species) Initial determination: Hiro, 1938 Occurrence: , Indonesia , Vietnam , Philippines , Indo Pacific , Guam , Taiwan Japan Sea depth: 3 - 30 Meter Size: 0.1 cm - 0.5 cm Temperature: 23°C - 30°C Food: Koraalpoliepen, Slijm 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
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Created: 2013-10-23 20:57:33
Last edit: 2020-03-29 17:11:12
Pseudocryptochirus viridis Hiro, 1938
This tiny crab is a very small parasite (gall crab) of LPS. It affects mainly corals genus Turbinaria, on which it feeds on and in which it lives.P.viridis digs small holes in the coral and inhabit cavities in the stony coral.The crab lives inside corals.It feeds on coral polyps or mucus.
Pseudocryptochirus viridis gets its name from the blue-green color.
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