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Profile lexID: 7668 Scientific: Calappa granulata German: Rotflecken Schamkrabbe English: Red-spotted Shamecrab Category: Krabber Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Calappidae (Family) > Calappa (Genus) > granulata (Species) Initial determination: (Linnaeus, ), 1758 Occurrence: , Tunesien , Madeira , Portugal , Israel , Morocco , the Canary Islands Adria, Algerie, Atlanderhavet, Øst, Azorene, Egypt, Europakysten, Middelhavet, Nordatlanteren, Spania Sea depth: 13 - 400 Meter Size: 8 cm - 11 cm Temperature: 4°C - 22°C Food: Muslinger, Muslingkjøtt, Snegler Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2014-11-05 19:31:41
Last edit: 2017-03-02 13:30:27
Calappa granulata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Calappa granulata , commonly known as Red-spotted Shamecrab can reach a length of 8-9 cm and a width of 11-12 cm (carapace). The colour is rose or yellowish. It feeds on mollusks. The specially formed forceps are well adapted to pick snails apart and strong enough to crack their shells.
Females lay their eggs from June to September.
Cancer granulata Linnaeus, 1758
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Heterotremata (Subsection) > Calappoidea (Superfamily) > Calappidae (Family) > Calappa (Genus) > Calappa granulata (Species)
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