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Neopetrolisthes maculatus

H. Milne Edwards, 1837

Porcelain anemone crab

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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Neopetrolisthes maculatus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)
Synonyms :
Classification : Crustacea [ Brünnich, 1772 ] ( Crustaceans )
 
Name : Crabe porcelaine des anémones
Name : Porcelain anemone crab
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
The Porcelain Anemone Crab is white with red spots and/or blotches of red or brown. Size: Up to 1 inch.

Porcelain Anemone Crabs live together in pairs under the protection of an anemone.
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
It eats planktonic food and mucus from the anemone.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Interaction with other species
It may attempt to defend its territory from clownfish that try to establish themselves among the anemone, although the clownfish generally prevails.
Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
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Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific
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Websites :
http://digilander.libero.it/scubabob/Alor/Crost/granchio01.html
http://digilander.libero.it/scubabob/Alor/Crost/granchio02.html

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Découvrir la mer Rouge et l'océan Indien
Steven Weinberg
Editions Nathan 1996, 1997
Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 2/06/2002

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