Overview

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Description

 A small hermit crab with short, thick pincers, more or less equal in size that have horny, black tips and are covered with hair. The carapace is longer than wide to 1.5 cm and the eyes are long and narrow.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 5 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 68

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Depth range (m): 0.5 - 68
 
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 Found in intertidal pools and on sand, gravel and algae in the shallow sublittoral to 40 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Clibanarius erythropus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 4 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Clibanarius erythropus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 11
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Clibanarius erythropus

Clibanarius erythropus is a species of hermit crab that lives in rockpools and sublittoral waters.[2] It is found in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean from the Azores to Brittany,[3] and as far north as the Channel Islands.[2] Individuals may grow up to a carapace length of 15 millimetres (0.6 in).[2]

Clibanarius erythropus, the Black Sea

Ecology[edit source | edit]

A variety of different gastropod shells are used by C. erythropus, the most frequent being Littorina striata, Mitra, Nassarius incrassatus and Stramonita haemastoma, which collectively account for 85% of all individuals studies in the Azores;[4] in the Mediterranean, shells of Cerithium, Alvania montagui and Pisania maculosa are most used by C. erythropus.[5]

Like other hermit crabs, C. erythropus feeds on "organic debris, decayed and fresh macro-algae with associated fauna and epiphytic algal flora, small invertebrates, and macroscopic pieces of dead and live animal tissues".[3] It has been shown that C. erythropus individuals select substrates where they can cover large distances, and that globose shells allow them greater mobility than elongate ones.[3]

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