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Eriphia smithii   MacLeay, 1838

rough redeyed crab
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Classification
Malacostraca | Decapoda | Eriphiidae
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Main reference
Ng, P.K.L. 1998. (Ref. 343)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 6.0 cm CL male/unsexed; (Ref. 343)

Environment
Reef-associated; depth range 1 - 1 m (Ref. 102564)

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Indo-Pacific.
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Short description
Carapace rectangular, anterior surface granulated; anterolateral margins with numerous spines, but without distinct teeth or lobes. Base of movable finger of larger claw with large molariform tooth. Color: dark reddish brown overall, with bright red eyes.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits reefs. Subtropical and tropical climates (Ref. 343). Found on cliff holes and crevices. Active at both diurnal and nocturnal low tides, foraging from the rocky and soft substrates. Exhibits algal grazing during the day and predation, specifically at night, on crustaceans and molluscs (Ref. 76500). Largely an opportunistic feeder (Ref. 102732). 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




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown