Strawberry crab

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To be distinguished from the strawberry hermit crab, Coenobita perlatus.
Strawberry crab
Strawberry crab.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Xanthidae
Genus: Neoliomera
Species: N. pubescens
Binomial name
Neoliomera pubescens
(H. Milne-Edwards, 1834)

The strawberry crab, Hawaiian strawberry crab or red boxing crab, Neoliomera pubescens, is a small, bright pink crab found in the Indo-Pacific region, including around Hawaii,[1] French Polynesia[2] and Mauritius.[3] It has small white bumps on the main shell and whitish claws. Adults reach about 5 centimetres (2 in) across.

References[edit]

  1. ^ L. G. Eldredge & R. C. DeFelice. "Infraorder Brachyura, Hawaii checklist". Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii. Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  2. ^ J. Poupin. "Database of Crustacea (Decapoda, Stomatopoda)". Retrieved 21 June 2006. 
  3. ^ "MASDEA: Marine Species database for Eastern Africa". Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee. Retrieved 21 June 2006.