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Ocypode saratan

Ocypode saratanis commonly referred to as Red Sea ghost crab, Red Sea rider crab. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Ocypode saratan © Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Bild vom Roten Meer


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lexID:
6248 
AphiaID:
207586 
Scientific:
Ocypode saratan 
German:
Rotmeer-Reiterkrabbe 
English:
Red Sea Ghost Crab, Red Sea Rider Crab 
Category:
Krabbor 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Ocypodidae (Family) > Ocypode (Genus) > saratan (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forskål, ), 1775 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
6 cm - 7.5 cm 
Temperature:
26°C - 29°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
More related species
in this lexicon
:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-05-14 20:27:41 

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Ocypode saratan (Forskål, 1775)

The Red Sea ghost crab Ocypode saratan is endemic to the Egyptian Red Sea. The ghost crab is commonly found on sandy beaches in holes. Where it seeks shelter during the day, and forages on the shores or intertidal areas from dusk until dawn.

The body color is yellowish white, the extremities of the legs are orange.

This crabs are mainly saprophagous consumers that feed on remains of dead fish, mollusks and other smaller crabs.

These crabs are not suitable for conventional aquarium , because necessarily a land area must be available.

Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Crustacea (Subphylum) >Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Brachyura (Infraorder) > Eubrachyura (Section) > Thoracotremata (Subsection) > Ocypodoidea (Superfamily) > Ocypodidae (Family) >Ocypodinae (Subfamily) > Ocypode (Genus)

External links

  1. EDU Life Desks (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage von Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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