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Crustaceans       78 Species found
Anilocra spp. Distribution

Fish-flea
Fish-Floh
Vissevlo
Anilocre
Anilocra
Isopode parassita
The tropical Atlantic
The temperate Atlantic
The tropical Pacific
The Red Sea
The Indian Ocean
The Mediterranean
Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found with another animal
  • The species can be found between 5 and 25 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The species is a parasite of other fish
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 2 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protandrous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Limulus polyphemus Distribution

    Atlantic horseshoe crab
    Hufeisen-Krebs;Schielende Cyclop
    Trilobiet of degenkrab
    Limule
    Cangrejo herradura
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • Maximum age known : 40 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Sea worms
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.

  • Talitrus saltator Distribution

    Sand-hopper
    Strandfloh
    Strandvlo
    Puce de mer
    Pulga de mar
    Pulce di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is terrestrial
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The animal is found on the surface
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Lives in large groups
  • Hides in the sand.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 2 cm
  • Maximum age known : 2 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Fixed species
    Balanus perforatus Distribution

    Common barnacle
    Gemeine Seepocke
    Gekerfde zeepok
    Grande balane grise
    Bellota de mar comun
    Dente di cane
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is attached to its substrate
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Lives in large groups
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 5 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lepas anatifera Distribution

    Duck barnacle
    Entenmuschel
    Eendemossel
    Anatife
    Anatifa
    Lepade anatra
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is attached to its substrate
  • The species can be found between 0 and 5 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Lives in large groups
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 5 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pollicipes pollicipes Distribution

    Gooseneck barnacle
    Felsenentenmuschel
    Rots-eendenmossel
    Pouce-pied
    Percebe
    Ogne e janara
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is attached to its substrate
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 5 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Lives in large groups
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 5 cm
  • Maximum age known : 20 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Tetraclita squamosa Distribution

    Ribbed barnacle
    Geriffelte Seepocke
    Geribde zeepok
    Balane à côtes
    Bellota de mar estriada
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is attached to its substrate
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Lives in large groups
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 5 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Shrimps
    Crangon crangon Distribution

    Common shrimp
    Sandgarnele
    Garnaal
    Crevette grise
    Camarón
    gambero grigio
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 150 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Lives in large groups
  • Hides in the sand.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 9 cm
  • Maximum age known : 2 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Diet : Refuse - Algae - Invertebrates
  • The animal is a protandrous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Hymenocera elegans Distribution

    Harlequin shrimp
    Crevette arlequin
    Camaron arlequin
    Gambero arlequino
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 5 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Sea stars
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lysmata amboinensis Distribution

    Pacific white-striped cleaner shrimp
    Weißbandputzergarnele
    Poetsgarnaal
    Crevette nettoyeuse
    Gamba limpiadora de banda clara
    Gambero pulitore dalla banda bianca
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is a cleaner for other fishes
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • Maximum age known : 3 year(s)

  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lysmata wurdemanni Distribution

    Peppermint shrimp
    Wurdemanns Garnele
    Pepermintgarnaal
    Crevette de Wurdemann;Crevette menthe
    Camarón pimienta
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is a cleaner for other fishes
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • The animal is a protandrous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lysmata grabhami Distribution

    Scarlet-striped cleaning shrimp, Red backed cleaning shrimp;Grabham's cleaning shrimp
    Weissband-Putzergarnele
    Roodgele poetsgarnaal
    Crevette-barbier à bandes blanches De L'Atlantique
    Camarón limpiador de banda blanca ;Gamba limpiadora de raya blanca del Atlántico
    Gambero pulitore
    The tropical Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is a cleaner for other fishes
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm

  • The animal is a simultaneous hermaphrodite
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lysmata seticaudata Distribution

    Monaco shrimp
    Mittelmeer-Putzergarnele
    Middellandsezee poetsgarnaal
    Crevette monégasque
    Camarón monegasco
    Gamberetto pulitore
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 4 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is a cleaner for other fishes
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • The animal is a protandrous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Palaemon elegans Distribution

    Rockpool prawn
    Kleine Felsengarnele
    Gewone steurgarnaal
    Crevette bouquet
    Quisquilla
    Gamberetto
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 2 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Omnivorous
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Palaemon serratus Distribution

    Common prawn
    Sägegarnele
    Steurgarnaal
    Grande crevette rose
    Quisquilla
    Gambara
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 2 and 40 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 12 cm
  • Maximum age known : 3 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Algae - Zooplankton
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pandalus montagui Distribution

    Pink shrimp
    Rote Schwimmgarnelle
    Ringsprietgarnaal
    Crevette striée
    Camarón esópico
    Gamberetto rosa
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 4 and 700 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Lives in large groups
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 16 cm
  • Maximum age known : 8 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Algae - Refuse
  • The animal is a protandrous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Periclimenes yucatanicus Distribution

    Spotted cleaning shrimp
    Gefleckte Putzergarnele
    Harlekijnanemoongarnaal
    Crevette nettoyeuse tachetée
    Camarón limpiador moteado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found with another animal
  • The species can be found between 3 and 25 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with a sea anemone
  • The animal is a cleaner for other fishes
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 3 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Periclimenes pedersoni Distribution

    Pederson's cleaning shrimp
    Pedersons Putzergarnele
    Pedersons anemoongarnaal
    Crevette nettoyeuse de Pederson
    Gamba limpiadora de Pederson
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 25 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with a sea anemone
  • The animal is a cleaner for other fishes
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 3 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Periclimenes imperator Distribution

    Emperor shrimp
    Imperator-Partnergarnele
    Keizersgarnaal
    Crevette impériale
    Camaron emperador
    Gamberetto imperatore
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found with another animal
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 2 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Processa edulis Distribution

    Nika shrimp
    Kurzhorngarnele
    Crevette-autruche
    Camaroncillo
    Saletto
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Lives in large groups
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 5 cm
  • Maximum age known : 3 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea worms - Crustaceans - Mollusks
  • The animal is a protandrous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Saron marmoratus Distribution

    Marbled Schrimp
    Gescheckte Garnele
    Crevette Saron
    Gamba amarmolada
    Gamberetto marmorato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with a sea anemone
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Stenopus hispidus Distribution

    Banded coral shrimp
    Rotweiß gebänderte Scherengarnele
    Kappersgarnaal
    Grande crevette nettoyeuse
    Camarón bandeado
    Gamberetto pugile
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 45 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is a cleaner for other fishes
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver.
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Stenopus spinosus Distribution

    Orange shrimp
    Mittelmeer-Scherengarnele
    Crevette jaune cavernicole
    Camaròn espinoso
    Alifantozza rossa
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 700 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is a cleaner for other fishes
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Zooplankton - Refuse
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Talitrus saltator Distribution

    Sand-hopper
    Strandfloh
    Strandvlo
    Puce de mer
    Pulga de mar
    Pulce di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Lives in large groups
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 2 cm
  • Maximum age known : 1 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Thor amboinensis Distribution

    Squat cleaner shrimp
    Holzkreuz-Garnele
    Thor-garnaal
    Crevette Thor
    Camarón surrealista
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found with another animal
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • Lives in partnership with a sea anemone
  • The animal is a cleaner for other fishes
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 2 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Crabs
    Calappa gallus Distribution

    Rough box crab
    Raue Schamkrabbe
    Ruwe doos krab
    Crabe honteux rugueux
    Cangrejo caja áspero
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 15 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Hides in the sand.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Omnivorous
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Callinectes sapidus Distribution

    Common blue crab
    Blaue Schwimmkrabe
    Blauwe zwemkrab
    Crabe nageur bleu
    Cangrejo azul, cangrejo siri
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal is threatening but not necessarily aggressive
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Cancer pagurus Distribution

    Edible crab
    Taschenkrebs
    Noordzeekrab
    Tourteau
    Buey de mar
    Granciporro
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is mostly a carrion eater.
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be very painful
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Carcinus aestuari Distribution

    Green crab
    Dwarslöper
    Crabe vert
    Cangrejo verde
    Granchio
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is terrestrial
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Sea worms - Refuse
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Carcinus maenas Distribution

    Green crab
    Dwarslöper
    Strandkrab
    Crabe vert
    Cangrejo verde
    Granchio
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 200 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • Maximum age known : 6 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Algae - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Cardisoma guanhumi Distribution

    Great land crab
    Riesenlandkrabbe
    Reuzelandkrab
    Crabe de terre commun
    Cangrejo terrestre gigante
    Cangrejo de tierra
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is terrestrial
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is threatening but not necessarily aggressive
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • Diet : Leaves - - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Carpilius corallinus Distribution

    Batwing coral crab, coral crab, queen crab
    Korallenkrabbe
    Rode koraalkrab
    Crabe corail
    Cangrejo de coral, cangrejo colorado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Sea urchins
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Carpilius convexus Distribution

    Convex reef crab
    Rote Korallenkrabbe
    Rode koraal-krab
    Crabe bombé
    Cangrejo rojo de coral
    Granchio rotondo
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 2 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Gastropods - Sea urchins - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is dangerous (i.e. poisonous) if eaten
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Ciliopagurus strigatus Distribution

    Halloween hermit crab
    Gepenst - Einsiedler
    Bernard l'ermite des cônes
    Cangrejo hermitano
    Paguro striato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 20 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • Maximum age known : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Refuse
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Clibanarius erythropus Distribution

    Rocky-shore hermit crab
    Einsiedlerkrebs
    Pagure des rochers
    Pequeño cangrejo ermitaño
    Piccolo paguro
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 5 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 1 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Diet : Refuse - Zooplankton
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Coenobita clypeatus Distribution

    Land hermit crab
    Landeinsiedlerkrebs
    Landheremiet
    Bernard l'ermite terrestre
    Ermitaño terrestre
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species is terrestrial
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Dardanus venosus Distribution

    Stareye hermit crab
    Sternklaräugigeinsiedlerkrebs
    Schitterend-gebeschouwen de kluizenaar krab;Ster ogen heremietkreeft
    Ermite à yeux étoilés
    Ermitaño de ojos en estrella
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with a sea anemone
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Diet : Algae - Sea Anemones - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Dardanus calidus Distribution

    Hermit-crab
    Einsiedlerkrebs
    heremietkreeft
    Grand pagure
    Ermitaño
    Paguro
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 2 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with a sea anemone
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal is mostly a carrion eater.
  • Diet : Carrion - Refuse
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Dardanus arrosor Distribution

    Greater hermit-crab
    Grosser Einsiedlerkrebs
    Grote heremietkreeft
    Grand bernard-l'ermite
    ermitaño grande
    Paguro rugoso
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 350 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with a sea anemone
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal is mostly a carrion eater.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Etisus splendidus Distribution

    Splendid spooner
    Schöne Rundkrabbe
    Crabe splendide
    Cangrejo rojo de arrecifes
    Granchio dei coralli
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Sea urchins - Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Galathea strigosa Distribution

    Spinous squat lobster
    Bunte Galathea
    Bonte galathea
    Galathée bicolore
    Sastre
    Galatea
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 5 and 600 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Goneplax rhomboides Distribution

    Square crab
    Langarmige Krabbe
    Goneplax
    Goneplax
    Goneplax
    Piccoli granchi
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 750 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 4 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Grapsus grapsus Distribution

    Sally lightfoot
    Rennkrabbe
    Marmerkrab
    Grapse marbré
    Cangrejo corredor
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Hyas araneus Distribution

    Sea toad
    Nordische Seespinne
    Gewone spinkrab
    Crabe araignée
    Cangrejo Atlántico Norte
    Granchio ragno
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 350 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Algae - Crustaceans - Refuse
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Lithodes maja Distribution

    Northern stone crab
    Nördliche Steinkrabbe
    Augustinuskrab
    Araignée épineuse
    Araña espinosa
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 800 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 14 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Macropodia rostrata Distribution

    Long-legged spider crab
    Mittelmeer-Gespenstkrabbe
    Gewone hooiwagenkrab
    Macropode rostré
    Araña de mar nariguda
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 200 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 3 cm
  • Maximum age known : 2 year(s)
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Algae - Invertebrates - Refuse
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Maja squinado Distribution

    Greater spiny crab
    Teufelskrabbe
    Spinkrab
    Araignée de mer
    Centollo
    Granzeola
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 50 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is aggressive and may attack
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Echinoderms - Mollusks - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Maja brachydactyla Distribution

    Greater spiny crab
    Grobe Seenspinne
    Spinkrab
    Araignée de mer
    Centollo
    Granseola
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 150 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is aggressive and may attack
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • Maximum age known : 8 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Echinoderms - Algae - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Mithrax spinosissimus Distribution

    Channel clinging crab
    Riesen-Seespinne
    Wrattige spinkrab
    Araignée de mer verruqueuse
    Cangrejo rey del Caribe
    Granchio reale
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 180 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Mithrax pilosus Distribution

    Hairy clinging crab
    Haarige Spinnenkrabbe
    Harige zich vasthoudende krab
    Crabe-araignée chevelu
    cangrejo adhierando peludo
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 12 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Munidopsis tridentatus Distribution

    Three-toothed squat lobster
    Dreizahniger Springkrebs
    Drie tanden springkrab
    Galathée tridentée
    Galatea tresdientido
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Necora (Polybius) puber Distribution

    Velmet swimming crab
    Schwimmkrabbe
    Fluvelen zwemkrab
    Etrille
    Necora
    Necora
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 70 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is threatening but not necessarily aggressive
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Ocypode quadrata Distribution

    Ghost crab
    Reiterkrabbe
    Spookkrab
    Crabe fantôme
    Cangrejo fantasma
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 5 cm
  • The animal is mostly a carrion eater.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Mollusks - Insects
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Ocypode saratan Distribution

    Red sea ghost crab
    Rotmeer - Reiterkrabbe
    Crabe fantôme de mer Rouge
    Cangrejo fantasma
    Granchio fantasma del mar rosso
    The Red Sea
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • Hides in the sand.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • Maximum age known : 8 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Pachygrapsus marmoratus Distribution

    Marbled rock crab
    Felsenkrabbe
    Gemarmerde krab
    Crabe marbré
    Cangrejo de roca
    Granzo piato
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 5 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 4 cm
  • Maximum age known : 4 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Algae - Bivalve mollusks - Refuse
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Paguristes sericeus Distribution

    Blue-eye hermit crab
    Blauaugen Einsiedler
    Blauw-oog heremietkreeft
    Bernard-l'hermite aux yeux bleus
    Ermitaño ojos azules
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 150 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Paguristes eremita Distribution

    Bernard-l'ermite
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 4 and 40 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : cm

  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pagurus anachoretus Distribution

    Rocky-shore hermit-crab
    Felsküsten-Einsiedler
    Rotsheremiet
    Ermite de roche
    Piada
    Clibanario
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 100 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with a sea anemone
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 3 cm
  • Maximum age known : 3 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Pagurus bernhardus Distribution

    Common hermit-crab
    Bernhardskrebs
    Gewone heremietkreeft
    Bernard l’ermite commun
    Ermitano soldado
    Paguro Bernardo
    The temperate Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 450 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pagurus prideauxi Distribution

    Anemone hermit-crab
    Anemonen-Einsiedler
    Allmangarnaal
    Gonfaron
    Ermitaño de prideaux
    Paguro con Attinia
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 400 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with a sea anemone
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Petrochirus diogenes Distribution

    Giant hermit crab
    Rieseneinsiedlerkrebs
    Reuzeheremietkreeft
    Bernard-l'ermite géant
    Ermitaño gigante
    The tropical Atlantic
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 35 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be painful
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Porcellana sayana Distribution

    Spotted porcelain crab
    Gefleckter Porzellankrebs
    Gevlekte porselein krab
    Crabe porcelaine à pois
    Cangrejo porcelano marcado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 3 and 90 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 3 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Plankton - Refuse
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Uca sp Distribution

    Fiddler crabs
    Winkerkrabben
    Wenkkrabben
    Crabes violonistes
    Cangrejos violonistas
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • The species lives on the mid-littoral coast
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Lives in large groups
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 4 cm
  • Maximum age known : 2 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Xantho incisus Distribution

    Grooved crab
    Kerbkrabbe
    Gekerfde krab
    Xanthe
    Xanto
    Xanto
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 4 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea worms - Shrimps - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lobsters
    Homarus gammarus Distribution

    European lobster
    Europäischer Hummer
    Europese zeekreeft
    Homard européen
    Bogavante
    Gambero marino
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 20 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 70 cm
  • Maximum age known : 20 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Sea worms - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • Pinches can be very painful
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Nephrops norvegicus Distribution

    Scampi
    Kaiserhummer
    Noorse kreeft
    Langoustine
    Lagostino
    Scampo
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 15 and 800 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • Maximum age known : 8 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea worms - Mollusks
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Palinurus elephas Distribution

    Common spiny lobster
    Europaïsche Languste
    Langoest
    Langouste européenne
    Langosta
    Aragosta
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 5 and 150 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • Maximum age known : 20 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Echinoderms - Mollusks - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Panulirus argus Distribution

    Carribean spiny lobster
    Karibische Languste
    Caribische langoest
    Langouste des Caraïbes
    Langosta común
    Aragosta dei Caraibi
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 90 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Gastropods - Mollusks - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Panulirus guttatus Distribution

    Spotted spiny lobster, spanish lobster
    Gepunktete Languste
    Gestippelde langoest
    Langouste mouchetée
    Langosta moteada
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 2 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Gastropods - Mollusks - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Panulirus versicolor Distribution

    Painted spiny lobster
    Schmuck-languste
    Gevlekte langoest
    Langouste tachetée ; Langouste peinte
    Langosta espinosa purpura
    Aragosta variopinta
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • Maximum age known : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is mostly a carrion eater.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Panulirus penicillatus Distribution

    Pronghorn spiny lobster
    Langfühler - Stachelhummer
    Langouste épineuse
    Langosta espinosa berrenda
    aragosta de roccia
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 16 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is mostly a carrion eater.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Panulirus ornatus Distribution

    Ornate spiny lobster
    Langouste porcelaine
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 200 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 55 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Diet : Carrion - Refuse
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Parribacus antarcticus Distribution

    Sculptured slipper lobster
    Rauher Bärenkrebs
    Zuidelijke beerkreeft
    Cigale de mer
    Cucaracha;Cigarra de mar
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 3 and 25 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea worms - Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Scyllarides aequinoctialis Distribution

    Spanish lobster
    Bärenkrebs
    Beerkreeft
    Cigale de mer
    Cigarra de mar
    The tropical Atlantic
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 80 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat

  • Scyllarides latus Distribution

    Greater slipper lobster
    Grosser barënkrebs
    Grote beerkreeft
    Grande cigale de mer
    Cavaco
    Cicala grande
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 3 and 100 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Carrion
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Scyllarides tridacnophaga Distribution

    Slipper Lobster
    Muschelfresser - Bärenkrebs
    Cigale Honteuse
    Cigarrón
    Magnosa mangiatridacne
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 110 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Scyllarides haanii Distribution

    Aesop slipper lobster
    Haan - Bärenkrebs
    Cigale bossue
    Cigarrón jorobado
    Magnosa comune
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 10 and 200 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Endemic species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Scyllarrus arctus Distribution

    Lesser slipper lobster
    Kleiner Bärenkrebs
    Kleine beerkreeft
    Petite cigale de mer
    Cigala pequeña
    Cicada di mar
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Substrate and environment
  • Exclusively a marine species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 5 and 50 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The animal hunts at night
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea worms - Mollusks
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

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