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Dardanus calidus   (Risso, 1827)

red hermit crab

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Decapoda | Diogenidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

MarineSpecies.org. 2050. (Ref. 3477)

Size / Weight / Age

Environment

Benthic; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 842)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 46°N - 12°N, 32°W - 36°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean: from Azores, Gibraltar, to Greece and Syria.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Also found in semidark cave zones (Ref. 105671) and Posidonia beds (Ref. 105668). Symbiotic with the sea anemone Calliactis parasitica (Ref. 106082). In general, most species of hermit crab are omnivorous detritivores (Ref. 106979). Members of the order Decapoda are mostly gonochoric. Mating behavior: Precopulatory courtship ritual is common (through olfactory and tactile cues); usually indirect sperm transfer (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless

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Price category (Ref. 80766)