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Old 11-02-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
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2nd Urchin and possible emerald crab?

I have another urchin that is unidenfied who is carrying around a little suction cup and 2 pics of a crab that I bought at my LFS. The crab was in a tank with emeralds and I was told this was an emerald as well but it''s not green?
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Old 11-02-2003, 05:15 PM   #2
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looks like some type of rock crab, im no expert though
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Old 11-02-2003, 08:32 PM   #3
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I think Reeflady is the expert on crab id.
Hopefully she will read this....
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Expert? Eek - not.

It definitely looks like a Mithrax crab to me (commonly referred to as the Emerald crab). There is a species of Mithrax -- Mithraculus forceps - which is almost identical to the Emerald (Mithraculus sculptus), except that it is brown.

I'd say that's probably what you have!
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So, in "theory" he should be reef and invert safe correct?
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Old 11-04-2003, 08:28 PM   #6
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Yep - in 'theory' , the crab's behavior and diet should be exactly the same as that of the Emerald.

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