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Eriphia sebana 

Shaw and Nodder 1803


Andrew Taylor (2011)

 

 

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Eriphia sebana, referred to as the red eyed rock crab, is a common species of Eriphiidae crab, found on reef flats and intertidal reef shore lines. Family eriphiidae lies within class malacostraca and order decapoda; it is a member of superfamily Eriphoidea, which defines members by a marked difference in size between the left and right claws. The common name refers to their bright red eyes, which often indicate their presence to scientists who witness them as beacons in the night illuminated by spotlights. Eriphia sebana adults are robust in girth, reaching sizes of approximately seven centimetres across the carapace. Their colouration ranges from light grey to dark brown, possibly in relation to local habitat. Eriphia sebana inhabit reef flats and intertidal reef shorelines, standing on rocky substrates when in the reef flat, and a more widely dispersed distribution along the shore line. The specific ecology within local habitats and how distributional behaviour of E. sebana relates to environmental factors is little known, and discussed in this webpage. There is evidence to support that E. sebana is toxic, and is not fit for consumption.

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Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Arthropoda
Class
Malacostraca
Order
Decapoda
Superfamily
Eriphioidea
Family
Eriphiidae
Genus
Eriphia

Synonyms

Cancer sebana (Shaw & Nodder, 1803)
Cancer tearlachi (Curtiss, 1938)
Eriphia fordii (MacLeay, 1838)
Eriphia laevimana (Guerin, 1829)
Eriphia sebana hawaiiensis ()
Eriphia trapeziformis (Hess, 1865)
Gecarcinus anisocheles (Latreille, 1818)

Common Names

smooth redeye crab