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Clibanarius

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Clibanarius is a genus of hermit crabs in the family Diogenidae. Like other hermit crabs, their abdomen is soft-shelled and sheltered in a gastropod shell. Typically marine like all their relatives, the genus includes C. fonticola, the only known hermit crab species that spends all its life in freshwater. The feeding rates of Clibanarius spp. change with temperature which, given their broad distributions, may have considerable consequences for the stability reef systems as sea temperatures rise in the future.[1]

They are omnivores, but mostly prey on small animals and scavenge carrion.[2]

Species

As of 2009, about 60 species are recognized in Clibanarius; new species are discovered and described occasionally. Others have been placed here at one time or another but are now assigned to other genera of Diogenidae, namely Bathynarius, Calcinus, Paguristes, Strigopagurus and Trizopagurus.[2]

The Clibanarius species are:

Clibanarius elongatus (H. Milne Edwards, 1848) is a nomen dubium.

References

  1. ^ Pearson, Ryan M.; Jinks, Kristin I.; Brown, Christopher J.; Schlacher, Thomas A.; Connolly, Rod M. (2018). "Functional changes in reef systems in warmer seas: Asymmetrical effects of altered grazing by a widespread crustacean mesograzer". Science of the Total Environment. 644: 976–981. Bibcode:2018ScTEn.644..976P. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.051. ISSN 0048-9697. PMID 30743894.
  2. ^ a b Patsy McLaughlin & Michael Türkay (2009). Patsy McLaughlin (ed.). "Clibanarius Dana, 1852". World Paguroidea database. World Register of Marine Species. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2010.
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Clibanarius: Brief Summary

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Clibanarius is a genus of hermit crabs in the family Diogenidae. Like other hermit crabs, their abdomen is soft-shelled and sheltered in a gastropod shell. Typically marine like all their relatives, the genus includes C. fonticola, the only known hermit crab species that spends all its life in freshwater. The feeding rates of Clibanarius spp. change with temperature which, given their broad distributions, may have considerable consequences for the stability reef systems as sea temperatures rise in the future.

They are omnivores, but mostly prey on small animals and scavenge carrion.

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