Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 2 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 48.5 - 50.3028
  Temperature range (°C): 24.169 - 24.309
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.782 - 1.026
  Salinity (PPS): 35.470 - 35.483
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.703 - 4.703
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.132 - 0.177
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.736 - 1.297

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 48.5 - 50.3028

Temperature range (°C): 24.169 - 24.309

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.782 - 1.026

Salinity (PPS): 35.470 - 35.483

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.132 - 0.177

Silicate (umol/l): 0.736 - 1.297
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen with morphological vouchers housed at Queensland Museum
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Hoplophrys

Hoplophrys is a monotypic genus of crab in the family Epialtidae. It contains the single species Hoplophrys oatesi, also known as the candy crab, Oates's soft coral crab, commensal soft coral crab and Dendronephthya crab.[1][2][3][4]

Description[edit]

Hoplophrys oatesi is a very colourful crab that grows from 1.5 to 2 cm. It lives on various species of soft coral in the Dendronephthya genus. It camouflages itself by mimicking the colours of the polyps among which it hides. It adds further camouflage by attaching polyps to its carapace. Colours vary depending on the colour of the coral, and may be white, pink, yellow or red.

The first pair of legs of this species has small claws. The body has pointed spines with a red and white pattern, similar in appearance to the host coral.[5]

Distribution[edit]

This crab widespread in the Indo-Pacific.

Diet[edit]

Hoplophrys oatesi feeds on plankton.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ScubaVision, www.scubavision.de. "Photo Image Candy crab Hoplophrys oatesii". Lembehresort.com. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  2. ^ "The Candy Crab - Identify tropical fish". Whats That Fish!. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  3. ^ Peter Davie (2012). "Hoplophrys". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ Peter Davie (2012). "Hoplophrys oatesi Henderson, 1893". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.lembehresort.com/candy_crab_hoplophrys_oatesii_c14.html

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