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Pseudocryptochirus viridis


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lexID:
6268 
AphiaID:
444434 
Scientific:
Pseudocryptochirus viridis 
German:
Korallenkrabbe 
English:
Pseudocryptochirus Viridis 
Category:
Krabben 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Cryptochiridae (Family) > Pseudocryptochirus (Genus) > viridis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hiro, 1938 
Occurrence:
Philippines, Indo Pacific, Guam, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.1 cm - 0.5 cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 30°C 
Food:
Koraalpoliepen, Parasitair 
Tank:
~ 5 Liter 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-10 11:23:02 

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Pseudocryptochirus viridis Hiro, 1938

This tiny crab is a very small parasite (gall crab) of SPS. 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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