Dromia personata

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Dromia personata
Dromia personata (habitus).jpg
Scientific classification
D. personata
Binomial name
Dromia personata
Synonyms [2][3]
  • Cancer personatus Linnaeus, 1758
  • Cancer caputmortuum Linnaeus, 1767
  • Dromia clypeata Schousboe, 1802
  • Dromia vulgaris H. Milne-Edwards, 1837
  • Dromia communis Lucas, 1840
  • Dromia mediterranea Leach, 1875

Dromia personata is a species of crab found in the North Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and connecting parts of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean.[4] It grows up to a carapace length of 53 millimetres (2.1 in), and lives mainly from the lower shore to a depth of 8 metres (26 ft),[5] or occasionally to 100 metres (330 ft), and often in caves.[4] The last two pairs of legs are positioned dorsally,[5] and are used by young crabs to hold a sponge in place as camouflage.[4]


  1. ^ "Dromia personata". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ Charles Fransen & Michael Türkay. "Dromia personata (Linnaeus, 1758)". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 8, 2010.
  3. ^ Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06.
  4. ^ a b c Cédric d'Udekem d'Acoz (February 20, 2003). "Dromia personata (Linnaeus, 1758)". Tromsø Museum. Archived from the original on June 25, 2007. Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  5. ^ a b M. J. de Kluijver & S. S. Ingalsuo. "Dromia personata". Macrobenthos of the North Sea: Crustacea. Universiteit van Amsterdam.

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