Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Ovalipes
Family: Ovalipidae (Crustacea/Decapoda)
Taxon : Water invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
trimaculata
NOTES

A swimming crab about 6 cm across. Has five marginal teeth on each side. Nippers ridged with strong cutting teeth. Feeds on other invertebrates.


AUTHORITY
(de Haan, 1833)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: A brown carapace with three darker spots
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Three spot swimming crab
Swimming crab
Crab
Habitat
NOTES: Swims actively and often seen at the drift
HABITAT NAME: River
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Corystes trimaculatus
Platyonychus africanus
Platyonychus purpureus



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